A simple concept..right? Not really. We may be putting our faith in ourselves and our ability to figure things out..and we might not even realize it. As I sat in church this morning I saw the subtle error in my prayers lately. Help me see things clearly Lord. Show me what to do next Lord. Point me in the right direction. Did you notice the one little word that keeps showing up? Me..that’s the clue. Me. Me. Me.
Here I am asking God for things..believing that I am praying in faith. In reality I am asking Him to give me things..so it will be easier for me to trust Him. He is not answering. He is waiting. He wants me to pray in a different way. He wants me to have faith in Him..to be willing to let go of my desire to know things..my longing to understand..my faithlessness..my unbelief. I can’t do any of that on my own. I need Him to carry me..to comfort me and to give me courage as I continue to walk forward with Him.
Our faith is in God..not in what we can see..not in what we believe or know. Our faith is the God who created it all..our Redeemer. He has given us memories so we are able to remember His promises and our past experiences with Him. He was with us..He is with us..He will be with us. Amazing..a God we can trust fully with every detail of our lives. He is faithful to us no matter how much we struggle or doubt. He will never forsake us.
“Commit everything you do to the Lord..trust Him and He will help you.”