I really don't want to walk in the rain, I thought.
"C'mon let's go anyway," hubby said as we walked out the front door.
The wind was blowing and a few sprinkles came down. I hesitated but
relinquished to his insistence.
"The sun will come out; trust me," he said.
I held his hand as we made it to the driveway. "Wait a minute," he said
as he opened the car door, "let me grab the umbrella from the trunk,
just in case."
Umbrella? I thought he was confident it wouldn't rain. I thought he was
acting in faith that the sprinkles would stop. His words said one thing,
but his actions said another.
We do that too, don't we? We declare we have faith God will take care of
the situation. We just know that our trust is complete. But as we claim
to believe God will show up and solve all our needs, our actions tell a
And when we do our best to walk on that faith, something inside whispers
doubt. And next, we focus on the circumstances urging us to act contrary
to what we said we believe.
But there's help. If you're walking in a downpour of conflict or
1 John 3:14-15 are nestled three powerful ways for you to walk
through any circumstance with confidence, secure and firm.
Step 1: "...our trust isn't placed in things of this world, in the
situation or in others. Not at all, this is the confidence that we have
toward him [Jesus]..."
Step 2: We know to ask not according to our whims, but according to
God's will, "...that if we ask anything according to his will he
Step 3: Sleep comes easy at night because with renewed confidence, we
declare: "And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we
know that we have the requests that we have asked of him."
Do you believe in this truth...or are you holding onto the umbrella of
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