Galatians 2:20 (ESV) “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Walking by faith comes with hills, valleys and some nice, peaceful strolls. Our circumstances in this broken world fluctuate time and time again. We can have moments where we feel lost, confused and broken. Other moments can feel like overwhelming peace and hope for the future. The sinful nature of our flesh can be drawn away from God’s light when our circumstances dip us into the valleys. But our God who loves us deeply meets us where we are, to restore us when we seek him.
Sometimes fatih looks like resting in the peace of Christ. Sometimes faith looks like an abundant blessing in response to our obedience. Other times it looks like seeking wisdom through the waiting. No matter where we are on our path of faith, our heavenly Father calls us towards himself.
Matthew 11:28 (ESV) “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
If you are overwhelmed or unsure of the next step in your faith walk. That’s ok. Pause, take a breath and rest. Dive into God’s Word, reminding yourself of his faithfulness. In a world that convinces us to stay busy, hear God’s call to slow down and allow him to restore your soul in preparation for what he has for you. Even in the resting God is working. It is important to allow our heavenly Father to pour into us, filling our cup and reviving us. It is only through the abundance that he provides us, that we can share the hope and peace of Christ with others.
2 Corinthians 9:8-11 (ESV) “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
If you are in a season of blessing and abundance, let us look to God for how we can share his light with others. In times when our faith walk feels like a peaceful stroll, pray that God prepares your heart for any opportunities where you can be a light of hope for others in the valley. As Christ fills our heart with wisdom and strength, may we be willing vessels for God’s work. And when others are drawn to his light in you, direct them to your source of strength and hope. Glorify him as you share your story of God’s faithfulness.