Friday, July 20, 2007

Walk By Faith

Once again I have been convicted by how often I lack to “walk by faith.” Because of some recent circumstances that have come up I have been so tempted to try and figure things out my self instead of giving my all to my Father in Heaven. Linda Dillow has helped me see this through her book “Calm My Anxious Heart”

Walking by faith in a way has been difficult for me because I’m asked to believe what I can’t see. This means I have to walk on a dark path. And this I don’t always enjoy! God as always has been so faithful to me, to show me where I am weak!

My problem is I don’t like darkness. But if I can see what God is doing- how He is working everything together for good. Then sometimes I’m tempted to think I don’t need faith. I think many people have this problem. We say we want more faith, but what we really want is sight. Sight says, “I see that it’s good for me, so God must have sent it,” but faith says, “God sent it so it must be good for me. “ God asks us to walk by faith, not by sight. Faith is walking in the dark with God, holding His hand.

Linda Dillow says:

“As God weaves His pattern into the fabric of our lives, sometimes we sit in a “darkened room.” The darkness seems suffocating. We can’t understand what he’s doing and can’t discover any possible good in darkness. Yet, if we fix our focus on our faithful weaver, we will someday know that the most exquisite work of all our life was done in those days of darkness.”- How encouraging!

While dwelling on this topic, I remembered the lyrics of a song by Jeremy Camp that were very encouraging to me.

“Walk By Faith”

Will I believe you when you say
Your hand will guide my every way
Will I receive the words you say
Every moment of every day

I will walk by faith even when I cannot see
Because this broken road prepares you will for me

Help me to rid my endless fears
You’ve been so faithful for all my years
With one breath you made me new
Your grace covers all I do.

Isaiah 50:10- “Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.”

Holy Father, I desire to trust you when I can’t see what you are doing. You are my steadfast rock. Please help me to look only to you. I want to believe you for what I don’t understand, what I can’t see, and what doesn’t make sense to me. May I become one who pleases you because I walk “by faith.”

1 comment:

Jenn Romanski said...

Sight says, “I see that it’s good for me, so God must have sent it,” but faith says, “God sent it so it must be good for me."

Oh Candace....the Lord seems to be doing parallel things in our hearts right now. Thank you for the timely encouragement! (Sounds like a good book too!)