Monday, October 13, 2008

When we are faithless...

I have been on a roller coaster of sorts lately, sometimes filled with faith, sometimes with worry. At times the storm (layoffs, financial worries, wrecked car, health concerns) seems to be all I see. Other times, I am completely confident that God will take care of me. I've probably said this before, but it happens when I take my eyes of the Creator and start looking at the choppy seas that he created.

"When we are faithless he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself." II Tim. 2:13

Isn't that a comfort? That God sees my weakness and that his care is not dependant on my faith, but that he is faithful because it is who he is. He is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. (Deut. 4:39) I must take this to heart. I must grasp this. He IS God. He is God over the heavens and the earth. There is no one else that can take his place. There is no one else faithful. There is no one else that can be relied upon. There is no one who IS God.

So, faith without works is dead, since our faith is revealed by our works, but for me, at this point, faith is work. Faith is work. Faith is work. Faith means reminding myself of God's past faithfulness, of his character, of his utter dependability. Faith means dragging my eyes off of the waves and onto the Creator of the waves. Faith is asking God to increase that which is so small and weak in me.

How is your faith?

1 comment:

Becky said...

Remember to focus on the blessings as well as the tests God gives us in bills, job challenges or health issues. He gave us His biggest blessing, His Son, to save us from our own ugly imperfections. In that gift of salvation, my friend, we must pour out our faith. If you keep your chin up, you're looking right up to God in Heaven!