” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”
–Romans 11: 36
Where is our faith?
Looking at the aspects of God being in control, I want to challenge every Christian (including me) to a question: Where is our faith? Knowing the our Almighty God has a purpose, a will and a plan, should we not depend on Him all the more. Lets open our Bible and see an episode in Jesus earthly ministry:
One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”
Luke 8: 22-25
Where is our faith? Jesus is in control of the storm. He rebuked it. God is in control of everything. Should we not have faith on this sovereign God?
In his book “Not by Sight”, Jon Bloom discussing the same text but on the topic of fear, he points out:
When the storms of life hit, they almost always appear stronger to us than God’s Word. It is crucial for us to remember that our perceptions can be deceptive. When circumstances strike fear into our hearts, the question we must ask ourselves is, where is your faith?
What God wants is for you to trust what he says over what you see.
The Bible has revealed to us that God is in control. He is sovereign and with that we need to trust Him. Failures, disappointments, and discouragements will pull us down but God is in control. We need to trust, depend, and have faith on Him always. Let that be a challenge for all of us as we look on His sovereignity.