September 4th – Faith in the Darkness

The ways of man are not the ways of God. Do not grow discouraged, for the lack of understanding is not a lack of faith. He who follows without understanding, it is he who has the greater faith. The path of the righteous is a blind one. With each of My own there exists the unknown, and unknowable. True faith is not from the building of proof, but of the posture of the man before his Father, before any of his experience – a gift given and accepted to be applied, even in great storm and trial. The trust of a child is displayed in greatest measure in the midst of fear, and his father is pleased to hold him. Expectation of protection, a great love to provide it, is the given nature of the child to his father, so too with My own. Faith given as gift, that even in confusion, you draw near. My Spirit gives witness to this provision. Walk in this faith, for the fruits of faith produce peace with no need of understanding, except that of the great love of your Father.

Psalm 27:1 (ESV) – The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Bottom Line: When bad things happen, sometimes we just don’t understand. “How can this be part of God’s plan?” we ask. Sometimes we feel our faith is shaken, but the Bible reminds us that true faith in our Father is not based on understanding, but on walking in the gift of faith, that comes with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. It is confusing when we lose a big customer, raise or promotion, or worse yet, our job. We may not understand, but we have faith He does. Whatever the storm, in faith we draw close to the Father. In this, He is pleased.

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