Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” – Mark 4:39–40
How many times do you get into a situation where you have your faith on the line? Where you are out on a limb, so to speak, and if God doesn’t come through, you are in trouble?
Maybe, like me, you are in one of those situations right now. Perhaps you have prayed, thanked God, had others pray, and still you are seeing nothing.
The deadline for this issue seems fast approaching and yet nothing.
What we need to remember is that God is still in control, God is still in our midst, calming the storm.
We have to learn to have faith no matter what we see or don’t see around us.
For me, when I am in a situation where I cannot see God working, I have learned to say, “Lord, I don’t know what You are doing, but I trust You.”
Sometimes it is a moment by moment process.
Sometimes I don’t feel it, so I say, “Lord, I don’t know what You are doing, but I choose to trust You.”
Choice is so powerful.
Governments and religions throughout history have known that if you take away a person’s right to choose, you take away their freedom and their power.
We have to choose to trust God and what His Word says even when we don’t see anything happening, especially when we don’t see anything happening.
Trust is not a feeling. Faith is not a feeling. Love is not a feeling. Forgiveness is not a feeling. They are all choices.
We can choose to love the unlovely. We can choose to forgive our boss. We can choose to trust God.
Life is full of daily choices.
Today, will you choose to trust God and His Word, or will you trust what you see?