Faith: Hoping & Longing
With God, we can set the things and people that we love free and be confident that they will return to us, in the manner and condition that we commanded them to!
matthew 10:39 tpt
“All who seek to live apart from me will lose it all. But those who let go of their lives for my sake and surrender it all to me will discover true life!”
Today marks 148 days since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and 135 days since I started journaling about this experience. Tonight, as I contemplated my (and peers, professors, other faculty) return to campus for the fall semester, the Holy Spirit gave me something important
The only person’s life I should focus on is mine and even then, I am commanded to entrust myself into God’s Hands.
Isn’t that powerful? We are only responsible for ourselves and technically not even ourselves, for God is the One who establishes our steps! Although my prayers are for the peace, well-being and health of others, humanity is sovereign and I cannot override the will of others. When it comes to our lives and the lives of those around us, God, not us, is on call, 24/7 to protect, to guide, to serve and to heal.
Faith in action, in our daily lives also requires us to surrender. This was true before COVID and will still be true post-COVID. When we operate in faith, we do so using two sides of same coin. On one side of the faith coin, heads, is the hoping, while the other side, tails, is longing. In embracing the coin of faith, we hold it close to our hearts before tossing it into God’s Living Waters, knowing that in time, the coin will return to us, having secured what it was set out to get.
We would go crazy, attempting to figure out how, why and when, yet it would all be in vain. The much easier and stress-free way is simply making our dreams known to God and then placing them in His Care…expecting to seem them again in the flesh!
Until Weekend Wellness,