A Time for Great Trusting

A time of great testing calls for a time of great trusting! The Apostle Paul said, “We were under great pressure…But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 1:8; 12:9).

I like the words of writer A.B. Simpson on this passage: “Nothing but the great trials and dangers we have experienced would ever have led some of us to know Him as we do, to trust Him as we have, and to draw from Him (as we must).

Difficulties and obstacles are God’s way of challenging our faith. As we move forward in faith, simply and fully trusting Him, we may continue to be tested. Sometimes we may have to wait and realize that ‘perseverance must finish it work’ (James 1:4). But ultimately we will surely find ‘the stone rolled away’ (Luke 24:2) and the Lord Himself waiting to bestow a double blessing on us for our time of testing.”

Since we know that we will one day see the reward of our faith, we must be careful to remain steady in the exercise of our faith. Learn to live with that certainty even in times of uncertainty. Yes, you can be confident in the outcome of your faith. Further you can be sure that “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (and continues to love us)” (Romans 8:37).

Remember: This is a time for great trusting!

Devotedly yours, 

Pastor Ron

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