Sometimes I think one of the hardest parts of being a Christian is having faith in God that everything will work out. When things seem hopeless, when you have no sense of direction, when things don’t work out the way you wanted them to, you have to have faith in God that he is in control.
It’s funny how God knows exactly what you need to hear, and finds a way to deliver the message. At bible study this week we were studying the story of Noah. How Noah was instructed to do something that seemed absolutely ludicrous, and yet he listened, obeyed, had tons of faith and trusted in God. I mean he built an ark for 120 years in the middle of land!! For 120 years you have to wonder if he questioned God at all. Are you really going to flood the Earth God? Is this really what I’m supposed to be doing right now?
Obviously, Noah’s situation is vastly different from our own situations in our lives (I mean I could be wrong, but I don’t think God has told anyone to build an ark recently), but we need to use Noah as a role model for faith in our own lives. Even when we don’t see the big picture, and things get hard. We have to trust in God, have faith, and know that God is in control and He has a plan. I know this is easier said than done sometimes. When we see things happening on a day to day basis, and we don’t see the full picture we ask God the obvious question, “WHY??”
So here I am asking God “Why?!?”, when instead I just need to have faith. I trust that God has a plan, and when the time comes it will reveal itself to me, but it is a lot easier to have faith in God when we are building a relationship with him. So I will pray, pray without ceasing. After all, God has never failed me.