Faith can be variously described as having trust and confidence, a belief system, way of life, hopeful outlook or even blind optimism.
It may seem such a nebulous, insubstantial, indefinable thing and then morph into the strongest element in our lives.
Relationships usually require us to take a leap of faith in trusting our fragile hearts and hopes into another person’s hands.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” ~ Hebrews 11:1
Our faith doesn’t rest in our understanding or capabilities but in God’s all-encompassing, unconditional love, His ability to keep us safe, be true to His word, to rescue, redeem, restore, deliver and heal us
In the reflection below I am attempting to put the expression of the Inexpressible into words
To see the Supernatural in the natural
and the Extraordinary in the ordinary
will bring forth
and breath-frozen air –
looked on with joy.
through a babe, man,
Word become flesh.
in arms, hearts and lives
we see them moving,
walking, talking, living,
Like fresh green shoots
appearing on a vine.
Like skin-stretched hopes
to make reality
Faith-walking can feel like a long, arduous climb up a very steep hill or a continual circuit around the base of a mountain – will we ever get to the top or find a new direction to go in?
Human eyes and heart would give up hope. But as God equips us with His way of seeing – Spiritual eyes and heart – can ‘see’ the final outcome and thank God for it even before it happens
“God is doing far more behind your back than in front of your eyes” ~ Paul Scanlon
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal”
~ 2 Corinthians 4:16 – 18 (emphasis added)
Pause to ponder:
In this post I am linking up with Missional Women Faith filled Fridays