When life as we know it crumbles, God is our source of strength.We can only discover this by going through the hard things. Is survival the best we can hope for, or can we find one simple thing to help us stand strong?
Faith is for living life out of the shadows in the vibrancy of God.
Faith is real life for whole living in every moment. It is God’s life, his zao, that brings joy and true life. From faith to faith, we are learning that the word live means to enjoy real life, to know the vitality of God in our soul, to be active, powerful, and efficient, blessed eternally, to know true life and worth.
Like an umbrella shields us from the rain, faith covers us from the questions and fears that flood our souls. When storm clouds gather, rain can sprinkle in a mist or pelt in torrent and an umbrella is only as good as the using of it in the moment. Raise the umbrella of faith over the banter of doubt that echoes in your ears and tugs at your insides. Rest in this moment standing under the power of one holy choice to trust God, to hang onto hope.
Isn’t it easy to grab hold of a verse and try to stick it onto our souls like a bandaid? As if one quick fix and the bleeding of our hearts will stop. Yet bandaids will not cure the troubles of our souls, any more than pulling a single verse out of context will fix our brokenness.Verses will never be bandaids, but believing opens our hearts for the power of God to strengthen and calm.
If we choose to breathe grace for the simple things each day,what will happen?
We can learn to take life one step at a time, trusting God in the midst of the moment, no matter what that moment looks like. Or feels like.