I want to give you an uplifting verse to mull over today as you go about your very busy life!
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1 (emphasis added)
Honestly, I've read this verse many times. But, something new struck me this morning. What are you hoping for this morning? What promise has God spoken softly into your life? What something do you long for, something that is in accordance with His Will? Just as we are sure and certain that God is who He says He is, we must also have the same faith in the promises which He has spoken over our lives--both personally and through the Bible. A small example of choosing to stand on faith and hope would be the following: wringing our hands with anxiety and succumbing to feelings of dread before your toddler awakens to terrorize the house isn't being certain and sure of God's plan for the day to come. His Word teaches us to show our children the fruits of the Spirit at all times...love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We can't control our children. But, we can control our own behavior. If our choices align with the instructions in God's Word, we can be sure and certain that the day will go just as God intends. Don't get me wrong...just because we try our best doesn't mean a certain two-year-old will try his best, BUT it can't hurt the situation. It can only help.
Maybe you are mustering the faith and hope for something huge...healing from an illness, the return of a prodigal child, the salvation of a loved one, a breakthrough in your finances. Go to His Word. What does the Bible say about your current situation? A great resource for a topic search throughout the Bible is Open Bible. Read repeatedly what He promises about your circumstance. Stand on the fact that His Word is infallible, and that He is sovereign. Often times, He allows difficult situations to enter our lives in order to push us to His instruction manual. Once you have learned His stance on the subject matter, practice living in faith and in hope that your personal situation will bring glory to Him.
Nervous "wishing" won't get us anywhere. Daily practice of sure and certain belief that His words are true? That's the ticket. Let's all promise to try this together :-) Enjoy your day...