“There are moments we must choose to believe without seeing and embrace the truth that God’s love is bigger than our perceptions and problems.”
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 23, 2021
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Byron Katie once said, “If you want control, drop the illusion of control. Let life have you. It does anyway. You’re just telling yourself the story of how it doesn’t.”
Indeed, control is an illusion. Other than our personal responses to life’s experiences, we don’t control much. But the great news is that life doesn’t have you. God has you.
When it all comes down, the Lord gets the final say. And when we embrace this truth, we can live life as a grand God-adventure.
This doesn’t mean we are victims or that we should embrace a fatalistic mindset, but instead as we move through life, we understand that we do our best to follow Christ and His plans and let Him have His loving will with us.
There are moments we must choose to believe without seeing and embrace the truth that God’s love is bigger than our perceptions and problems. He is mightier than what we can see. He is working all things out according to His desired end; He can do abundantly above all that we ask or think.
We need to let go of the answers we believe the Lord should have for our situation and embrace His plan and how He is working things out, knowing that if this or that doesn’t happen according to our desire, there is a reason.
“Faith walks by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Some might think this is a foolish perspective, that faith is stupid and blind. If faith can see everything from beginning to end, then it’s not faith at all. Of course, faith is blind—that’s why it must be embraced with the heart and by an act of the will.
Then, one day, our faith will be made sight and all God’s truths we have trusted in, and Who we have trusted in, will become a full, beautiful, glorious reality!
Can you imagine holding onto faith your entire life through trouble, questions, doubts, difficulties, pain, and success. . . trusting in the One who has been with you your entire life, believing when you don’t feel as if He is there, and letting go of control- then experiencing the fulfillment of seeing Him face-to-face? Can you imagine how all will make sense in those moments and there will be perfect peace? No more questions, no more wrestling with trying to be in control. How magnificent that day will be!
Will you dare to walk by faith?
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”(Hebrews 11:1).
Lord, I choose to trust you today with my life. I choose to trust that you are in control when I am not. I know you love me, and I can’t wait to see my faith made sight!
What are you holding onto?
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