One evening, I was out taking my daily walk. I enjoy walking, not just for the exercise but because God speaks to me through nature. I can sense Him through certain smells, the fresh air, the wind, the sun, the trees and the ocean. Nature is a wonderful way to connect with God.
There is a neighborhood I usually walk through and a particular street that I enjoy walking along. While on my walk, I was praying about a certain situation and asking God for direction. It was about 7:00 in the evening. The sun had lowered, but was still shining brightly. As I turned down my favorite street, the sun was blinding, and I was suddenly unable to see in front of me. I continued to walk down the street, and I realized I was relying totally on faith that there would not be any cars coming down the street. All of a sudden, the thought of ‘blind faith’ came to me. I smiled and thanked God.
Faith is being sure of the things we hope for and being certain of things we don’t see. (Hebrews 11:1) Just as I was certain God was going to protect me when I was walking blindly down the street, I am certain that God is going to answer my prayer.
We live in such a world of ‘seeing is believing’ that exercising faith is a day to day struggle for many of us. I can think of numerous occasions where I absolutely had no idea of how to respond to a situation I was experiencing. That is when my faith walk became real. I had no other option but to trust Him and His promise to love me and carry me through the storm. While I prefer not to go through some of life’s trials, fortunately they have become opportunities for God to show me how much He loves me. While the journey may be painful, He delivers results in a way no one can. No problem is too big or too small for God. He wants to be involved in every detail of our life. So let Him!
Don’t fret over things. Turn it over to Him…immediately. It may sound glib, but ‘He’ll work it out”. He always has for me!