Friday, January 20, 2012

Doubting

He who doubts will be like the surf of the sea tossed and driven by the wind.  Have you ever felt like that?  I have.  I can feel the power leave me when I doubt God.  I drain.  I become weak and prone to irritation.  When I walk by faith, fully resting on God and not on what I see or hear, I thrive and have strength and peace.

What a mystery of faith. What unseen power.  We walk by faith, not by sight.  These words are sure.  They drive our lives in Christ.  Yet such challenging words for us as we live on in our body for these days on the planet.

The eternal reality of faith is sure and solid, but remains unseen. We see the impact of faith, the evidence of our faith.  We see transformation happen around us, we sense peace that surpasses understanding; we feel that we soar, and yet we do not see it with our physical eyes.. It's like the wind that we feel, but we cannot see where it comes from.  It's an invisible force that blows the hair into our faces.  Our lives in Christ are driven by this wind, not the physical wind of course, but the wind of the Spirit of God.

He is the invisible force within us and through us, driving us forward, growing us and teaching us the deeper realities of God.  If we doubt, we struggle, we waver, we flounder, we feel stress and lack of peace, we doubt ourselves, we doubt God and we view our outer experiences as being powerful and important.


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