There can be a big disconnect between knowledge and belief.
But if I KNOW it’s true why doesn’t my heart cling to it?
This makes my faith seem weak, when in reality it is the process of becoming the kind of faith that can move mountains.
We all have seasons of life where we can read of the sovereignty of God and joyfully say “Yes and Amen”! But each of us will leave those seasons of peace and will have to face every hard thing and turn our knowledge into actionable belief and cry out in pain and confusion “Yes and Amen- God is good, God knows, God sees, God is working in all of this for my good and His glory.” In those moments you won’t be able to see it. You’re not supposed to. It is faith that will carry you there and hold you.
Oh for faith to trust Him more.
We are KNOWN. SEEN. LOVED. TREASURED.
Those who we love are loved far more by Him.
As a parent I have to REST in this truth. I cannot possibly protect my kids from every evil or hard thing. God knit them together, wrote their story long before I would catch a glimpse and has a plan for them.
Today I NEED to know this is true. Life here in Haiti is hard. I see beautiful people living a life that is harder than I can possibly imagine. The truth of Psalm 139 (and really the whole Bible) doesn’t forget those I see here, it doesn’t exclude these 42 children who are entirely too young to have pasts filled with so much pain. Today I have a hard time seeing HIS good for some but that’s because my sight is so limited. I can boldly believe and share this truth of His unfailing love and care because God’s promises stand true, and before the beginning of time He knew, saw, loved and planned. His love is GREATER.
Hold onto HOPE.
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Cor. 4:17-18
Mark 9:24b “I believe, help my unbelief!”