Walking By Faith

2 Corinthians 5:7 “(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)”

Our walk with God must be a walk by faith.  Faith is very broad Biblical subject.  However; the Christian’s spiritual journey must be one that is conducted completely by faith.  Faith is the ability to see something that cannot be seen.  Faith believes God to the extent that it sees what God sees.  In order to walk by faith we must first begin to trust God eyesight better than ours.

There are times when we pull up to a busy parking lot that I tell my son to hold my hand and follow me.  He grabs my hands and begins to follow me.  He can’t see what Daddy can see because of size, maturity level, and inability to see.  He must trust the sight of his daddy to lead him safely through the obstacles in the parking lot.

The same thing is true for the Christian.  Life is full of obstacles, and dangers that can’t be seen.  By faith we hold on to our Heavenly Father’s hand and trust Him to lead us safely to our destination.  There are things we can’t see.  In order to walk by faith, we must trust God to see for us.  After all, His eyesight is much better than ours.

Today’s Challenge:  Learn to walk by faith.  Trust God to see for you today!

The God of All Comfort

1 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

A tribulation is a situation or circumstance that applies tremendous amounts of pressure to our lives.  Tribulations come in different magnitudes.  We face the ones that seem easy to handle and we face the ones that seem like they are about to crush us into a million pieces.  I find that allows tribulations to enter our lives for a purpose:

  • To Propel us toward the Lord:  Without tribulations we become self-sufficient.  Tribulation propels us back to the Lord.  A tribulation causes us to go from independent to dependent.
  • To Prepare us to Help Others:  Experience is always the best education.  We use that education to help others deal with the troubled times of life.
  • To Produce more Faith:  God has given all of us the measure of faith.  The tribulations of life are the active ingredient that helps us reach deep within our spirit for the faith that is required to make it through the given situation.

He is truly the God of ALL Comfort.

Today’s Challenge:  Don’t allow the tribulations of life crush you, but use them to propel you!