LIVING BY FAITH

Psalm 119:9-16

We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

We think and talk about trusting and try, even though we fail many times, to walk by faith. And many times, our trying trips us up.

God wants us to learn to live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). This means living with the idea that God is able to do what we cannot do ourselves. What a victorious thought! It is also a marvelous invitation to experience freedom from doubt, worry, and disbelief.

Before we can trust God fully, we must come to a point of helpless dependence. It is here that we realize we simply cannot do it all, be all that is needed, and have all the answers. If we could, there would be no need for God. We would be in total control and very proud of it.

Although God gives us the ability to solve many of the problems we face, His greater desire is for us to live our lives dependent on Him. Godly dependence is not a sign of weakness but one of immeasurable strength and confidence.

There are problems that only God can solve, tasks that only He can perform, and solutions that can be discovered only through the wisdom He gives. The basic foundation to faith is this: Trust God more than your trust yourself. When you do this, you gain wisdom and hope for every area of your life. You will have had a divine encounter with God.

Lord, help me to trust You to give me wisdom and hope in every area of my life.

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