The disciples woke Him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” So Jesus rebuked the wind and the raging waves. The storm stopped and all was calm! Then He asked them, “Where is your faith?”
Still a relevant question for today. I still operate from fear at times – I want to save enough, don’t want to take chances that might make me uncomfortable, be sure not to give too much and drop my account balances…
Where is my faith?
We have faith in many things. We believe that red traffic light eventually turn green. That new puppies love us. And to some degree, our children will, too.
We have faith our paycheck won’t bounce. That the meal we prepared will satisfy our hunger. And that cloudy days will turn bright again. We do have faith in things.
Faith is trust or confidence in someone or something. We believe the results will happen as predicted and in many cases, hoped for.
Here’s something I hadn’t thought much about before. Do we have believe there are tectonic plates that move about under the surface of the earth? You know, those things that due to their shifting creates fault lines in the earth and ultimately earthquakes?
Often, when we see the results ourselves or receive testimony of someone we trust – then we begin to develop faith. We never see the earth shifting around under our feet and the time span between earthquake events can be rather long – but when the ground starts to rumble and things fall off of the shelves, we have lots of faith that there is indeed truth to what we can not see for ourselves.
Sometimes outcomes in our lives when trying to live in faith are like that. We go on for a long time, praying, hoping, waiting and perhaps experiencing a fracture in our faith. And then it happens. The answer. A result. An outcome that can’t be explained by any other means. And it may not be what we expected at all.
Be patient. Don’t live in fear. Trust God will do as He always does. He will show up for you.
Where is your faith?