We are commanded to have unwavering faith, but how effective is our faith when the enemy floods our minds with fears and doubts leaving us not quite certain how things will turn out? Will uncertainty cause us to miss the mark entirely?
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord (James 1:6-7).
I asked God that question, and this is what He dropped into my spirit. He said it all boils down to trusting Him. When we genuinely trust God, the outcome doesn’t matter—whatever fears seize our minds, our certainty lies in His love and that He will do what is best on our behalf. It’s like signing a blank check over to Him, “Thou will be done.”
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).
Trust builds steadfast faith.
It’s improbable that we will trust a stranger with our valuable keepsakes. Therefore, developing an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit is vital to building steadfast—unwavering trust. The more one-on-one time we spend in His presence and acknowledge Him in all our ways—the more we learn about His character and love for us. However, this won’t be accomplished overnight; forming this bond requires understanding God experientially through His faithfulness. Cultivating our relationship with the Holy Spirit shouldn’t be sporadic events but a way of life.
When I was a little girl, my father and I played a game where he would tell me to jump into his arms while I stood on a high surface. As scary as that was, it never crossed my mind he wouldn’t catch me. So likewise, with absolute certainty, we can jump into the arms of God—He will not let us fall. There’s no reason to be uncertain when we place our faith in the certainty of God.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:6)
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