Our problem is that we trust our senses more than we trust God. Our tendency is to walk by sight, i.e., to live by our senses and our own human logic. When our sensory experiences tell us that things are out of the norm, our minds conclude, based on that limited information, that we are in danger, that we should react in fear.
O unbelief, how strange a marvel thou art! We know not which most to wonder at, the faithfulness of God or the unbelief of His people. He keeps His promise a thousand times, and yet the next trial makes us doubt Him.
If God is love, then to be Godless is to also be loveless. If God is love, then wherever God is rejected, love is rejected as well.
Sometimes we too will face impossible situations, but IF we are walking in the will of God doing the work of God, He WILL make a way for us to come through, to escape. Our challenge in to “stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD”.
…Jesus offers peace to us, not war. Let us accept His generous offer, while we can, for it is far more than we deserve from a righteous and Holy God.
What if God changes our careers, turns our lives upside-down, inside-out and reassigns us to a dungeon somewhere far away? Would we spend the rest of our days in FEAR and regret, in bitterness and resentment?? Or would we, like Paul, accept our redeployment willingly. Are our lives all about Christ or all about comfort??
The first step in a powerful prayer-life is seeking the will of God. We must let go of our wills our wants and our wishes. And replace them with God’s will “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”…
We should note… that God’s care for the sparrows does not prevent them from experiencing the normal struggles and challenges and difficulties of life: they are eaten, they have diseases, they lose their ‘loved ones’…
Many of us have faith that God can work in our lives up to a point. And, we even exercise that faith. But, what happens when things fall apart? What happens when things get worse than we ever expected? Do we, will we, have faith in God then?
Financial advisors always tell us to plan for the future, not to live just for the moment. Likewise, let us take an eternal view. We (our spirits) will be alive long, long after our bodies die. Our lives will be just a fleeting moment on the eternal time-scale. Let get our priorities right.