Monday, September 28, 2009

have faith


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

This summer at camp I talked to kids everyday about faith. Faith to take a stand. Faith to wait. Faith to go into the unknown. It was exactly what I needed to hear. I feel like God had me work camp specifically so I would have to hear about it everyday. I never thought it was something I struggled with, but clearly I was wrong. I don't always have faith that God knows what he's doing, that he sees the big picture when I'm only focused on what's right in front of me.

I lost a job not too long ago. It was nothing I did, my position was just eliminated due to lack of funding. Then there were several jobs I applied for that I didn't get. I was more qualified and more professional than the applicants who got the jobs. I didn't understand it. God knew I needed a job and for some reason it went to someone else. Looking back, I can see how these seemingly unfortunate events have turned into something great. I should have had faith that God would provide for me. I ended up having enough money saved so my bills were taken care of even when I was unemployed. Because I lost said job, I was able to work at camp in Mississippi for 2 1/2 months. After camp, I got a job, that certainly wasn't my first or second choice, but has ended up being very rewarding. Rewarding, not only for me, but also for the people I'm working for.

All of that rambling was really just to say have faith. Have faith that God will provide for you in times of need. Have faith that God will fight for you when no one else will. Have faith that his timing is better than ours. Have faith that God sees the big picture when our vision is clouded.
Nice post to follow up the hamburger bed huh?

4 comments:

jessica said...

amen!

ashleyrwatts said...

Amen x2! :D
You don't know how many times I've just had to let go of whatever is wrong and then it's all taken care soon after.
It's all about knowing that you can't control everything...it's all in God's hands! :)

cottage girl said...

love this! if only I would learn this lesson for good and not keep having to re-learn it over and over. sigh....

JustanAMBER said...

i would have to say this is an awesome blog!