Day 05 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they...
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
– Hebrews 12:2
Additional reading: Matthew 10:39
There are times in life where you may begin questioning your faith in God. I remember a period of my life where I was struggling with my faith in God as my creator. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe that He was the Creator of all things, I just doubted His purpose for creating me. I felt purposeless, unworthy, and distant from God. I was struggling and felt like I was failing in my walk of faith. Ultimately, these feelings of inadequacy about myself turned to doubt. Doubt came in because I was looking for a place to focus my frustration. These feelings of doubt and frustration were something I battled for a long time and I knew something had to change. It was during some quiet time, while I was preparing to share at youth, that I finally asked the Holy Spirit why this was such a struggle. He gave me this acronym for Faith:
Focus – A center of activity, attraction, or attention
Action – The accomplishment of a thing, usually over a period of time
Inseparability – Seemingly always together; very intimate
Trust – Assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
Hunger – A strong desire
At the point in my life when I was struggling with my faith in God as my creator, I was shown so clearly that my focus was on the wrong thing. Even in my desire to seek God for help, I was focused on my feelings and not on the true character of God. I had to take the time to reset my focus so that I could truly come to see that I was created in the image of God. There are still times in my life where those feelings of inadequacy and doubt try to steal my focus. It is in those moments that the Holy Spirit reminds me to reset. If you are struggling with your faith in God as your creator, take some time today to hit the reset button. Focus your attention on Jesus, the perfecter of your faith!
Find peace in His embrace,