For all of us who face the giants of unbelief and disbelief and fear.
As I was walking out my door into the dark, still morning, I saw a shooting star. A second of light, a spark of beauty, but enough to speak peace to my heart. My mind was immediately drawn to God–both to His mighty, creative hand and His masterful timing.
It is a gift to believe.
I don’t believe in random events. I don’t believe in coincidence or karma or luck. I believe in God. I believe in His absolute authority over all things.
And I believe in His love.
It’s hard to believe sometimes. We don’t have all the pieces to the puzzle. We have emotions, thoughts, and feelings that don’t seem to line up. Faith doesn’t always make sense. There are things hidden and mysterious, true but not seen.
But this is what I have come to know. If you seek Him, you will find Him. If you knock, the door will open. The Bible is full of assurances of who He is and what He does and how He loves. You will find Him there.
There is a thin line between not believing and not wanting to believe.
The Bible says that no one comes unless the Father calls him, but it also invites us to come. So come. Leave your doubts and worries and fears. Come. Listen to His words. Line up your belief with truth. Speak it to yourself. Counteract every doubt with it.
When your heart is breaking, speak the truth of His everlasting love. When you don’t understand, speak the truth of His goodness. When you are fearful, speak the truth of His sovereignty. When you are broken, speak the truth of His healing power.
Faith is a gift, but it is also a choice. Choose to satisfy the yearning of your soul with God. Cry out to the One who made you and sustains you. Cast your care upon the everlasting arms.
Come to God. Choose God. Love God.
Trust in His saving power and rescuing arms. Trust Him to make things new and to bring peace and to fill the empty place inside of you. Trust Him to love you.
What is your faith struggle? Ask God to help you believe. Search His words as if you were seeking treasure. Come and find rest and faith. Come and be blessed with the overflowing riches of peace. Come and believe.
Just as you are, come.
Cease striving and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
I do believe. Help my unbelief! Mark 9:24