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Forsaking All I Trust Him

Posted on: 7-15-112012

Tonight I spent some time talking with a friend about a situation in her life that is not going quite the way she envisioned.  When she first embarked upon this journey, she felt confident that she was doing what God wanted her to do, but now, after some time has passed, she’s unsure.  Doubts, fear, and uncertainty are pushing out any faith she had in what she is doing.  We can probably all relate to her in one way or another.  We can be so certain about what God has called us to do, only to find ourselves questioning that call within no time at all.  We want to do what God is leading us to do, but honestly, we are just not sure exactly what that is.  She and I talked about the fact that it would be so much easier if God would just email us the plans He has or text them to us, but that’s simply not how He operates.  Although it may be simpler, it wouldn’t require the faith that God is growing in us.  And in order for Him to grow our faith, we often have to work in the realm of the unknown.  There are two very similar acronyms I have heard about faith:

FAITH – Forsaking All I Trust Him or Forgetting All I Trust Him

Either way, faith requires that we take our eyes off of everything except God.  We have to trust Him no matter what anyone else says, no matter what anyone else does, no matter if things are going like we want them to or not, no matter how we feel, and no matter how hard it may be. True faith is blind…it doesn’t see anything to support it.  Believing when we cannot see goes against everything in our being…it’s just completely against our human nature.  We want evidence and proof.  However, if we can hold on in faith and trust God to carry us through, we will see things beyond our wildest imagination…things that we never could’ve even dreamed possible…things that are infinitely more precious than what we envisioned.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

 

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