This year, the prevailing theme God has been teaching me is that of faith. I often see how understanding (“sight”) seems to come in “layers.” God shows me something; then, He shows me another “layer” to the truth of that thing.
God had showed me some profound truths in regards to faith a few months ago. I wrote about it in these blog posts: https://graceinthemoment.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/what-we-view-as-faith-in-god-is-often-not-about-god-at-all/ and https://graceinthemoment.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/.
Each of those blog posts was another “layer” to what God was showing me concerning faith. He was showing me that faith was resting in God. He was also showing me that God doesn’t quantify our faith; because it’s not about how much faith we have but that we have faith, period.
In my devotionals, I was reading that faith is confidence. In fact, I recently heard that the root for confidence is confideo, which means in faith. They are directly related to each other. Makes perfect sense when we think about the usages of both.
Yet, this amazing and profound truth just “nailed” me this morning! It is this:
Faith is confidence in God.
So simple, right? Yet so profound and life-changing!
I used to view faith as something that I had to do or stir up in myself. I always wondered if I would have enough faith to get me through certain types of trials.
Now that I am finally getting it, the profound truth about faith is completely “revolutionary” to me!
Faith is confidence in God!
It’s not about me. It’s about Him — the Object of my faith. It’s because of Who He is that I can have complete confidence in Him — no matter my circumstances.
Wow! Doesn’t that take the pressure off!
God has been leading me into a much deeper walk with Him, and as He does, my love for Him and personal understanding of Him has grown. That is also why at the same time, my faith is also growing.
Faith grows parallel with a personal and accurate understanding of God.
As I am growing in my love and an accurate understanding of God personally, my faith is also growing.
How incredibly encouraging it is to know that I don’t have to worry about my ability to trust in God. I need to look at my God and why He is so worthy of all my confidence/trust!
I just need to have confidence in Him.
That, I can do, because I know my God!