Sometimes in life we face situations that take us to the borders of our faith. Our suffering can find us at a crossroad, confronting our faith in ways we never thought possible. Difficult circumstances, without doubt, places our hearts under attack. We find that perhaps there is a limit to our faith.
In the absence of answers, of breakthroughs and in the absence of resurrection power it can be a challenge to continue to trust in the goodness of God. And that is right where the enemy wants us. He wants us to doubt the goodness, love, presence and power of God. The moment we begin to lose trust in God is when we begin to harden our hearts against Him. And we can be tempted to say no more and turn away, believing that God is not good.
It’s been the enemy’s strategy since the beginning of time. He wants us to believe that God is really the bad guy and so he seeks to undermine our trust in God. Why? Because ultimately you can’t love a God who you don’t trust. We can’t allow ourselves to dilute our theology, our understanding of who God is to the level of our circumstances. At the borders of our faith we need to move closer to God not further away.
“God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.” Charles Spurgeon
We were never promised a life without trials and tribulation. The Bible is clear about that. But we were promised that God is unchanging, always good, always loving. We are promised peace during these hard times. We are promised that God is close to us.
“If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.” (Psalm 34:18 msg)
We can anchor our hearts to His goodness, love and peace. Our trust of God can takes us beyond the borders. Beyond what we thought possible. We find our faith can stand.
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made…
Beyond borders, we find His boundless grace. We find that He doesn’t leave us.
We find Him.