“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 62:5-6 NIV)
The other day I was doing a word puzzle and got stuck. I was looking for words that began with the letter “f”. I turned my tablet sideways as this gives me a different perspective, but still no success. I was just about to click on the clues button, something I absolutely hate to do, when there it was right in front of me. Faith. Faith was the next “f” word in the puzzle and once I found it I was able to proceed to the next steps and finish.
As I laughed to myself about the fact that the hard to find word was faith, I was reminded of how often, the puzzle of our life can get put on hold for the same reason. We simply can’t find or sometimes forget about our faith. We struggle to find a solution to a problem. We spend hours, days, weeks even years worrying and fretting over issues. We struggle with making the “right” decision and just can’t make the choice. But when we finally remember our faith, or decide to choose faith, to give it all to God and trust in His timing, His ability to guide and direct us concerning the situation, we find ourselves relieved and able to move forward again in confidence and peace.
Right now as I sit and write these words, I am awaiting the beginning of a new situation, a new step in life. I don’t know for sure just how it is going to turn out or just how I will manage amidst it, but I am choosing to remember and to rely upon my faith in God to guide and direct and empower me, which in turn is allowing me to go about my daily tasks with peace of mind, confidence and the joy of the Lord.
How about you? Is faith the missing word in your situation today?
Prayer: Father God thank you so much that You and You alone are worthy of our faith. May we always remember this and choose to place our faith in Your love and goodness to us, knowing that as we do so our lives will be filled with the necessary peace and confidence that brings joy to our everyday living. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.