What does faith look like in your life? Take a moment to think about that. Would you trust someone to catch you? Would you trust the building you’re in to hold up? Would you trust the device in your hands to be safe? Some of these, you don’t even think about. You have a natural instinct to trust things that haven’t hurt you.
Now, think about the stove you left on, or a great depth of water or height of a mountain below you. Think about the person that almost ran into you this morning or someone that broke your trust in the past. What’s the difference here? Faith was lost as fear intensified. You wouldn’t touch the stove again after burning yourself the last time. That’s the another instinct, one that’s learned.
You were born trusting the people who cared for you. At some point, whether early on or later in life, you learned fear and you learned doubt. God tells us not to fear or doubt many times as a reminder that we were not made for these things. The world around us turns into a scary place the more fear you have and the less faith you have.
I challenge you to remember faith. I want you to look fear in the eye and choose faith over it. Trust God to take care of you, like a child jumping into his or her father’s arms in a pool.
“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” – James 1:6
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13