Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stepping Out In Faith

I don't know if you have seen the Indiana Jones movie where he is trying to get across a chasm that looks to have an endless drop below.  He has been told that if he just takes one step out into the air, the path will appear and there will be support underneath him.  In the natural it looks like he will fall to his death, but in the unseen is a hidden walkway across the chasm.  He needs to trust that it is there, and take that first step of faith.

We sometimes find ourselves in the same kind of circumstances.  We come to a place in our lives where we know that if we are going to be obedient to God and makes those changes in our lives that He is urging us to do, we must step out in faith.  In the natural it looks bad.  Fear or doubt grips us and what we experience with our five senses can hold us tightly in a grip that feels safe.  But God's promises, His Word, tell us a different story.  They require us to step out in faith believing that God will provide the foundation and support we need to walk forward on our path.  He alone is our place of safety.  His promises are always kept.  He alone we can trust. 

That first step of faith can look so big, but God is bigger than all our problems, all our circumstances. He walks with us, providing all we need, including those unseen pathways across the chasms in our lives.


Michelle Holderman said...

Renee, I absolutely love this!!! And it's so true. I love all the Indiana Jones movies anyhow but particularly this one you wrote about: Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.

I've often had similar thoughts as I watched that scene. Him taking a deep breath then literally stepping out in blind faith, not knowing exactly what was going to happen You just put penned it perfectly! Thank you :)

Mindy said...

Thank you, Renee! That exactly addresses the doubts I was feeling today. Thank you for the encouragement! Praying for you!
~Mindy (Knee Team)

Farida of In Love With Sunflower said...

God is indeed bigger than our problems... thank you for this reminder. Visiting your blog always makes me feel good. Take care :D