I don’t talk much about my kids from church on here. Not sure why, because I certainly do love them! Sunday our lesson was on walking by faith, not sight. Certainly something all of us need to be reminded of from time to time. What I didn’t realize was that I needed to be reminded. Through all that’s happened the last few months, I really felt like I was walking by faith… seminary was definitely not on my radar and just applying felt like a huge leap of faith to me. But this morning as I was studying in Hebrews, I realized I’ve taken somewhat of a step backwards where my faith and trust are concerned.
I was studying Hebrews 3-4 which, in a very tiny nutshell, tells us that the Israelites did not enter into God’s rest because of their unbelief. Since my acceptance at Fuller, I’ve managed to become a big stress-ball… worried about finances… worried about finding a roommate… worried about leaving Chicago… worried about money to go to India… worried about Ashley and Amanda… worried about finishing work… worry, worry, worry.
But faith doesn’t worry; unbelief worries. Faith trusts God to provide.
It’s no wonder worries and stress wear us out… we can’t enter God’s rest when our hearts are full of doubt and fears!
But we are also told that the promise of entering His rest still stands for those who have believed!
Sunday I led the children in a prayer that God would strengthen the faith in their hearts and help them to trust him. That has become my prayer today, too. Strengthen my faith, that I may enter Your rest.
How wonderful to be able to stand on the promises of God!