Day 18 – A Pleasing Faith

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Heb. 11:6

Tammy used to compare herself with her older brother, who is highly intelligent. She felt so simple-minded around him. But, over the years, she came to appreciate her simpler thinking, because most of his life her brother struggled over questions about God and why He did this or that—things that seemed unjust or confusing.

Tammy cannot say that she never questioned God, but she has less of a need to over analyze things to the point of confusion and doubt. She made a resolute decision, that instead of trying to figure out God (which is impossible anyway), she would stand firm on her belief that God is good, true, loving, merciful and just.

If God were a god that we could figure out, He would not be worth worshiping. His ways and thoughts are not ours and our trust in Him is only as good as our commitment to believing His Word, even when we do not fully understand it. God knows the big picture, and we do not. How many people struggle, like Tammy’s brother, feeling insecure in their belief in God, causing themselves such anguish? Questioning is not always bad, but let us do it with a heart and mind that have already decided, “Though He slay me, yet I will trust in Him…”. (Job 13:15)

The issue of faith is not so much whether we believe in God, but whether we believe the God we believe in. R.C. Sproul

REFLECTION: When you start feeling confused about your faith, do you grab hold of that thought and say, “YES Lord, I trust in You”?

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, help me to keep my eyes fixed on You. Yes, I believe in You, but help me when I struggle with my unbelief. Lord, I firmly acknowledge that You are good, You are just, and You are the one and only true God. Amen.

Leave a Comment