Faith must be based on an unshakable God to be an unshakable faith. It must be based on Who He is, not what He does.
Because if our faith is only based on what He does, then how will we hold on during the difficult times? How will we hold on when circumstances seem against us? How will we hang in there when we don't understand? How will we keep believing that He loves us and is doing what's best for us when we're hurting or suffering?
If my faith is based on what God does, then it's going to be awesome when I see Him working. I am going to be on top of the world and excited about what I see Him doing. I am going to be filled with excitement and joy and life is going to be incredible!
But what about when I don't see Him working? What happens when He's working "behind the scenes" and I don't see it? What happens when it seems like He's inactive and it seems like He's just not there? What happens to my faith then?
What happens to my faith, which is based on what God does, when it seems like He's not doing anything? How will I hold on?
How will I believe if I don't see Him doing anything? How will I hang on amidst my doubts?
Welcome to the roller coaster that will be my life. Up when I see God working, and down when it seems like He's not working.
What about when I see Him working but it's not in the direction that I want it to go? How will I believe when it seems like He's not answering my prayers the way I want Him too?
How will I trust Him when He doesn't give me the job I want, or when my marriage is struggling, my child is rebelling or he didn't heal a loved one's illness? How can I believe in His goodness then? Where is God then?
But if my faith is based on Who God is, then I have an unshakable faith because I have an unshakable God. He cannot be moved.
I will be able to trust in His goodness and love, even when things are difficult around me. I will be able to trust, because my faith is based on Who He is, and I know He is good and I know He is loving, and I know He is faithful.
I have to look beyond what I see and beyond what I feel and believe in what His Word tells me is true. I have to remember that faith is not sight based and just because you feel like He isn't working doesn't make that true. You cannot base your faith on your feelings.
Feelings are not faith. Faith is faith. Faith is choosing to believe in God's faithfulness and what He has promised in His Word, regardless of what is happening around you. You have to exercise your faith muscles, not your feeling muscles.
So where are YOU today? Are you on the roller coaster of faith or the Rock of faith?
Hebrews 12: 28, 29: Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
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