Through the eyes of faith
Faith is a relatively small word for something so expansive. Our faith may be strong or weak, yet God’s faithfulness never changes. Our faith can be affected by the voices of negativity and doubt in our heads, yet God’s faithfulness never changes. Our faith is rooted in what we know and believe as truth. What does your life say about your faith? Psalm 27:1 reminds me the “The Lord is my light and my salvation, in whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?” This psalm of David speaks of his faith even when his life was uncertain. Verses 13-14 speaks to this. “I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” When our lives become uncertain, God’s faithfulness never changes. When our circumstances bring out the voices of doubt and lists all the impossibilities of your abilities, God has your back. The possibilities are in the difficulties. God is the God of the impossible and the uncertain. He is our rock and our foundation. He is our truth when we fix our eyes on Him. He will never leave us or forsake us. It is important for us to remember to keep looking through the eyes of faith, keep our feet standing firm in the promises of God for our lives, and draw near to Him in all things. Simple right? Our faith is as strong as our testimony. What is your testimony? I am not talking about your testimony to your salvation, but to your testimony to God’s faithfulness every day. What is your testimony when your marriage is in trouble? What is your testimony when your children are sick or are hurting? What is it that comes out of your mouth when your life isn’t going well? When your finances are challenging, you lose your job, your health isn’t great, or it’s all just too hard? What is your testimony to God’s faithfulness in your life today? Romans 10:17 tells us that Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the word of God. In the previous verses, we read of the importance of sharing, of professing our faith so that others can hear the truth and be set free. In verse 9 we read that if you declare with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved. “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” What is it that you are professing from your mouth every day? What is your life saying about your faith?
Our life has many moments of testing. The frustrations, the unfair, the unexpected, and the overwhelming. What is one of your test-i-monies from your life that highlights the faithfulness of God. Why is it so important to speak out our faith in moments of struggle?
Does it really make a difference? How would you explain what you believe and why you believe it to someone who does not yet know God?
Who and what would you consider to be the best examples in the bible of God’s faithfulness?