Let’s be real, adulting can be hard and sometimes life throws us a lot. In those times we tend to lose faith, we wonder where God is, why He gave us so much at once or how He could do this to us. It can be hard to really trust that God has a beautiful outcome for us. We don’t get the luxury to skip a few chapters to see what that ending is. That’s where faith and trust come in. We need to have daring faith in those times. God asks us to have that faith, that simple trust in Him. God is writing us a story. A story that we have no control over because He is the author. We are called to put our faith and trust in Him because He has our best interest in mind. The Bible is full of people who put their faith in God and I’m going to share some of those with you in hopes that you will learn from these people and put your faith in Christ.
My family is being thrown curve balls left and right. In these moments, it’s easy to ask “why” or to curl up in a ball and hide from the world. But for my family, this is the time where we need to find strength and comfort in the Lord by trusting that God has a plan even though it may not seem like it. It doesn’t necessarily make the hurt or the pain go away, but it’s a comforting thought knowing that God’s plan is even better than our own.
Let’s start my looking at Abraham. Abraham was a man who had no children. He and his wife Sarah were barren and desperately wanted a child but they were reaching the age where having children didn’t even seem like a possibility anymore. Then God promised to make Abraham a father of a great nation. Abraham could have not chosen to believe but instead he had faith in the promise God made. He chose to let God’s words becoming true in his heart and mind and do you know what? God fulfilled His promise.
What about Peter’s faith? Do you remember in Matthew 14 when the disciples were sailing across the sea when a storm raged? They spotted Jesus in the distance walking on water and Jesus called Peter out to Him. Right there Peter had a choice to make. He could stay in the comfort and safety of the boat or He could take a daring faith and step out of the boat into raging seas. Peter chose to have faith. He didn’t know what would happen if he was to step out into dangerous waters, but he trusted in Jesus.
David’s faith was tested before Goliath. The men of Israel were afraid of Goliath and the Philistines and it was a young David who had faith in God that was able to defeat the giant. Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den because of his faith and belief in the Lord and it was his faith that saved him. We need to approach our life with the same faith that these Biblical man had. We need to be like Samuel and say “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” Even if in those tough times it doesn’t feel like God is there, He is in control. He has a plan and we need to have faith that in the end, the rough times will be worth it.