Feb 07, 2011 Faith For Every Situation
Originally posted on September 7, 2005
“Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child rests against his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me.” Psalm 131:2
Faith For Every Situation
We all face situations that unsettle us. Sometimes it’s just the thought of a potential situation that disturbs our soul peace. We lie down to sleep, hoping to find much needed rest, but the mind races and we can’t seem to get quiet on the inside.
It may sound trite to say that what we need at these times is faith, but it’s true. I will add, however, that we need to know exactly what it is we are to trust before we will find peace.
When Circumstances Unsettle You
1. Believe that God is working for you. Isaiah 64:4 says, “For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, who acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him.” God is on your side, so trust Him and wait for His timing in all things. In no place is this seen more clearly than in the work He did on our behalf in the death of His Son Jesus. Thank Him for your salvation.
2. Believe that God is working in you. Philippians 2:13 says, “For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him.” God is wise and good enough to take the tough things we are dealing with and use them to grow us up in our faith. Be attentive to how He is working to transform you in your circumstances.
3. Believe that God is working through you. II Corinthians 1:4 tells us that God “comforts us in our suffering so that we will be able to comfort those who are suffering with the same comfort He has given us.” It’s amazing how God works for us and in us through people, and how in turn God works for and in others through us. Look for the doors of service to open up in every difficult situation you face.
Faith In What?
Ultimately our faith rests in God alone. He is the One who can work for, in, and through us for our good and His glory. Keeping a firm grip on this truth is not easy, but it is necessary for us to walk with joy and make the most of every tough time we face.