The Apostle Paul said that in Christ we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:38). This means as Christians we are living in two realities simultaneously. We live in a natural world ruled by our five senses. We also are part of a spiritual world that greatly influences our natural world. The ruler of the spiritual realm is Jesus Christ, the King of kings. He is the Word made flesh. He is the living Bible. And so we choose moment by moment, knowingly and unknowingly, which world we allow to rule and reign. .
People of faith are not superheroes. They are not endowed with superpowers. They are resolute. They have become admirably and unwaveringly set in their belief of the reality and the truth of Jesus Christ. They have chosen to allow His word and His promises to become their reality - even more than what their very own eyes see! This is how they can say that they walk by faith and not sight. They are undaunted by circumstances knowing that God will work in them and through them to bring about an unforetold blessing. .
It is not that these Christians are out of touch with reality. Their reality is simply in another realm. The prophet Isaiah said this, “Because the Lord, the Eternal, helps me I will not be disgraced; so, I set my face like a rock, confident that I will not be ashamed,” (Isaiah 50:7 VOICE). They are utterly convinced and determined to see God’s will, God’s goodness, and God’s purpose fulfilled in their lives. .
This, my friends, is the faith that moves mountains. You don’t need a ton of it. In fact, Jesus said you only need enough to fill a mustard seed. Do you have a sliver of resolute hope within you that refuses to doubt? Grab ahold of that mustard seed of faith and present it to God for your situation. Confess the doubt. Confess the fear. Don’t pretend it’s not there. Bring it into the light, and allow God to speak His truth to your heart. As you focus on His goodness, you will find that the things of earth, the trials and the tribulations, will grow strangely dim in comparison to His glory and grace. .
God is for you, not against you.