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A Life of Faith: When Life is Dark

by David Chadwick We are practicing developing a life of faith. To be people of faith, we must increase our faith beyond what our human minds can comprehend. We must come before our Daddy God with faith like a child. We must learn our authority and walk in it. Today’s point: we must be prepared to stand in faith even when life is dark. Life certainly does have hard times. When everything seemingly doesn’t make sense. When it feels like we are walking in a fog. Jesus told us this would be the case. “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Sometimes we look through a mirror dimly (1 Corinthians 13:12). Life can feel like a fog. We don’t know the next step. But we look at God’s Word. We stare at his promises. And we believe he is with us and for us. And we take the next step forward. And the next one. And the next one. Day by day. Trusting. Believing. This, too, is faith! Believing even when we cannot see. Standing on God’s promises and trusting he is with us even if he feels far away and we can’t see the next step. Trusting that his goodness is unshakable even when life feels lousy and we are ready to give up. Jesus knows what we are going through. He promised never to leave nor forsake us. Those are promises that aren’t dependent on circumstances or feelings. Trust even when life stinks. The fog is dense. You don’t know the next step. When you do, that’s another evidence of true faith.

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