Floating Faith Will Leave You Floating

You’re driving your car and you trust that other drivers will be careful. However, you have no guarantee that they will  be careful. Many are not! You know this, but you are hit. Do you give up driving? Not likely! You had faith but it failed you. It left you afloat with problems. Why? Because the object of your faith proved unreliable. He or she damaged your vehicle and maybe even your body. This, unfortunately is life! There is an exception. There is One, Who, if you know Him as your Lord and Savior, will never fail you! Jesus, if we truly trust, will never let us down. He may at times appear to have let us down. We may even “feel” that He let us down. If you trust those “feelings” instead of Him, you will “feel” afloat, but you are not! How many times we discover, looking back, that the way God handled the situation proved best? God sees the “big picture;” we don’t! Unconditional trust will, sooner or later, be validated. Unconditional trust firmly anchors us to the Rock of Ages. With that Rock for an anchor, our ship of life will never sink! Even when battered by the storms of life, our faith in Jesus will guide us into quiet waters, but probably not without periods of uncertainty and stress. During these times, your anchored faith will sustain you, until the storm passes by! No wonder the Psalmist, in Psalm 34:8, triumphantly exclaims: “O, taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.” Rev. J. W. Howe gave us the hymn, “Fear Not to Trust Me in the Storm,” in which we are challenged to anchor our faith in God’s perfect love and care” “Fear not to trust Me in the storm, I’m always very near. I come thy needless fears to calm, then, weary ones, don’t fear. I may not always seem so near as thou wouldst have Me be; but in the calm and in the storm, I all thy dangers see. Fear not to trust My mighty arm; it bro’t salvation down.  I suffered much to give thee life, to give to thee a crown. I’m always near thee in the storm, to raise thy sinking feet, if only thou wilt trust My Word, and My commandments keep. Fear not, the storm will soon be o’er, the victory soon be won; then lean upon My mighty arm, and sing, I’m going home. And when the storm of life is past, and you have faithful been,  I’ll take you to that blest abode that’s not defiled with sin. There no more storms shall cause thee fear; the river will be crossed; then thou shalt rest within the gates, with all the heavenly host. Selah! “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee” (Isaiah 26:3).”    Ron

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3 thoughts on “Floating Faith Will Leave You Floating

  1. Circumstances are NEVER the gauge of God’s blessing. They are, however a fact of life in this fallen world. We live in a fallen world and we must remember that it is fallen, but the faith we live by is not.

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