Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1  "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." 

Nine years ago, our family experienced a true test of our faith.  Our oldest daughter, Nicole, was born at 26 weeks.  In other words, she was born 6 months early.  When she was born she weighed 2 lbs. 2 oz., if you think about it, a Big Mac weighs as much as Nicole did when she was born.  This was the darkest time, in my life.  This was the point in my life when I almost walked away from God and my call to ministry altogether.  This is when I truly learned what faith was and is.  Simply put, faith is trusting God when we aren't in control.   

When all of the doctors came and said that Nicole needed a shunt put in her head to relieve the pressure, we had to remember that God told us that He would take care of everything if we would just trust Him.  Nine years later, Nicole weighs about 100 lbs, and is healthy as can be.  During that three months, we had no idea at times if Nicole was going to die, but we knew that whatever happened, God was in control of the entire situation.  There were times we had to go against the doctors advice, but we knew our faith was in the Great Physician and Healer.

Whatever situation you find yourself in, remember that faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  If it is wisdom you need, ask.  Sometimes that means that we will be going against what the "conventional wisdom" says.  Forsaking All I Trust Him=FAITH.

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