We practice faith and trust every single day of our lives. We strap ourselves into large, hollow pieces of metal, on wheels, and have faith that those painted yellow lines down the center of the road will ward off collisions. Likewise, we strap ourselves into practically futile safety belts in a giant piece of metal with wings, and fly 7 miles above the earth, with faith that our pilots know what they're doing. We eat food prepared by others, all the time, trusting that it's safe and spit-free.
We put our trust in people without knowing their whole story, all the time. Our pilots and our surgeons; people we are literally trusting with our lives, all had to start somewhere. Were you a pilot's first solo flight? Were you a surgeons first solo surgery? We don't usually have any way of knowing these things, and yet, we have faith.
In spite of warning after warning on social media, of the general untrustworthy nature of the human race, we still hope for the best every time we leave the house. We believe in the general goodness of people.
And yet, have difficulty believing in God's goodness. We struggle believing that He is who He says He is.
We accept man's testimony, bot God's testimony is greater...
~ 1 John 5:9
As many times as we say that we don't trust people, or we have no faith in mankind, our actions prove over and over again, that this just isn't true. We love, and we get hurt, and we love again. Mistakes are made, lines are crossed, collisions and crashes occur every day. Yet, we continue making plans for our futures. We keep moving, keep planning, keep believing against the uncertainty.
The spirits of this world.
We have overcome this world, because we have God. We persist, we keep moving against the mountains, against certain death, because we know we have a greater power and purpose within us, and the world cannot take that away.
I believe that even when we are struggling, even when we are hurting, full of doubts and uncertainty, our spirit knows this to be true. But if you need reminding, the book of 1 John is a great place to start.
The faith on which we operate daily, doesn't make any sense when you think of it in terms of the world.
BUT, in terms of GOD, our daily faith and persistence makes perfect sense.
As a wife, mom of 4, and business owner, finding time to spend in the Word, can be difficult, so I get it! Come join me each Monday for a simple message of hope, faith, and encouragement amidst some honest mommy moments.
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