so earlier this year i decided i wanted to have my words be trust and faith. i wanted His faith that He had to give me and i want to learn to trust Him. trust Him when it’s hard, like it is something easy. i want to learn to trust Him in every situation. i want to trust Him when it seems like He has forgotten, neglected, decided i will live without.
so that being said i left it at that. haven’t really touched that since the beginning of the year when i prayed to grow this in me this year.
over the last few weeks as i have been reading through my chronological bible, the story of Abraham has been wrecking me, which it seems to do often. between Paul David Trip’s “Dangerous Calling” and Graham Cooke’s “The Art of Thinking Brilliantly”, i am blown away by this God we know, love, serve.
i read the following chunk of verses.
In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Romans 4:18-21
i feel like that is incredible. he looked at his body and saw the barrenness of his wife and STILL continued to grow in faith. that is the kind of trust i want. that is the kind of faith that i want. i want the faith that says even though the world would interpret my circumstances one way and my feelings go with it, God can go a completely different route!
as as i sat in prayer this morning, i was thinking about Graham Cooke talking about thinking of the promises God has given you, the verses that He has highlighted. and i couldn’t help but chuckle at how i see Him working faith and trust into my life even though i haven’t been faithful to work at it, HE is still working. HE is still growing my heart to trust Him more.