What’s your gut reaction to this quote:

 Faith is knowing God has a plan even if you don’t know the plan.

 

Personally, I really, really love it NOW, but in all honesty, it made me a bit angry at first.Like I wanted to scream, “Come on, God. Give me a clue—anything to let me know you’re THERE. I’m not even sure I can muster up enough faith to believe there’s an answer in sight.”

Maybe you’re like me and love the security of knowing The Plan in all areas of your life. It seems reasonable to want some idea of where we’re going in this thing called faith.

In fact, have you ever found yourself asking questions like:

How do I keep trusting that God has a plan when I’m just so weary?
How do I keep going — by faith — when life is hard and draining?
How do I tap into faith when there’s no relief in sight?

 

I’ve grown to realize that, for me—a woman who loves God with her whole heart AND struggles to trust Him fully—I have to keep taking small steps of faith each day. 

 

Faith is a journey in the same direction.

 

Renee Shaepfler says this in his book Chasing David:

“You may feel like you’re in a cave. And you keep looking back at the good old days, back at the entrance. Or you sit in the darkness of loss or disaster. But I want to tell you something. It’s not a cave. It’s a tunnel. The Bible promises, it’s a tunnel. 

So keep moving forward, no matter how many twists and turns there are, no matter how dark it gets. Wake up each morning and take one step at a time into your future. There’s light ahead.”

 

Isn’t that so good?

And if you’re feeling shaken, God offers rest for your weary soul. He offers the gift of hope as you take the next step, trusting in him as your fortress, your refuge, your strong tower.

Psalm 62:5-6 (NIV) says, “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”

 

Finding rest in the midst of difficulties is a gift!

 

Praying for you as you journey in the same direction (faith) through your tunnel (not a cave)

 

May you find rest and hope for your weary soul.