I remember so well a powerful teaching many years ago about the Shunammite Woman (2 Kings 4 and 8). Through a most devastating time in her life, her great faith in who she knew God to be made her exclaim, “It shall be well.”
The ticking seconds, the endless hours, the run-on days and weeks when you’re elasticized only by the strength of your faith.
When no answer comes, no door opens … days pass and there is still no way. These are the times when everything we say we believe really matters.
Life comes at you fast and hard sometimes. Some situations you’re prepared for, many you just are not.
But somehow, you manage to get through. The peace of God which surpasses our comprehension smooths the way. The ‘now faith’ becomes the real evidence of what we cannot see. When the game is on the line and you have no choice but to keep playing. Even when you’re losing, you don’t give up, you have to play it out. There is no perceptible evidence of the outcome, but there is past evidence. Evidence of when God brought you through before, when He made a way, when the miracle happened. So it is our faith that sustains us, knowing that our God is unfailing and His faithfulness prevails. No-thing is impossible with God.
When you are empty of answers, God has the answer, He is the answer.
We must not be confounded by our circumstances, but live above them expecting everything to work for our good because God has promised it to them that love Him.
So the challenge is to let faith work, reassuring God’s faithfulness, stirring up praise and worship that connects your heart to His heart, and operating in the promises of His Word, looking to Him who is the creator and sustainer of our faith. He is in control of our lives, watching over us, caring for us, performing His will and purpose in us and for us. He will not fail.
Lord, I trust You, I will depend on You.
You are the author and finisher of my faith.
I am secure in You.