What is faith?
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
I had read that verse before...but this week I had to ask myself the question: Do I truly understand what this verse is saying? You see, there are days when our faith is so unshakable, the sun is shining in our lives, and we just have so much to be thankful for, and well, praising God isn't really that hard!
But suddenly, dark clouds begin to make their way into our part of the sky, and the rain pours down on us. That is when we must believe, by faith alone, that the Sun is still there....even though we cannot see it. But that is so much easier said than done! Instead, we panic, we can't find a way out of the storm, when the storm is really the one that will soon disappear and a beautiful rainbow will follow. If we could only have faith in God's promise "I will never leave you nor forsake you", if we could only lift our eyes to heaven and catch a glimpse of that sunlight through the dark clouds.
We will doubt, even Peter doubted when he had Jesus right in front of him!! he began to observe the reality of the storm for a moment, instead of fixing his eyes on Jesus, and he began to sink.
"Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him.
"You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"
There is hope, each little storm is a chance, every cloudy day is an opportunity for our faith to be tested. So that at the end we might stand in front of the King and confidently say:
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith."
2 Timothy 4:7
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I can't describe the joy that it gives me having the opportunity to help kids form a bond between them and their horse, to become a team rather than just a "horse and rider", and to avoid the mistakes that I did when I was younger!
Another day is about to end.....
I'll see you next week! :)