I want to thank my readers for allowing me to sort through my faith in this blog. Each Friday post provides me with a way back to God. So often during the week I am submerged in life’s overwhelming ocean of disappointments, challenges, and stresses. Here I find my anchor as I gaze back onto my Savior. That’s why I titled this: Friday Faith.
When I think about the crucifixion, which happened on a Friday, I imagine the disciples faith was greatly challenged. Just like the disciples, I see what looks like the death of my hopes and dreams, or any current challenge, and wonder, “What now?”
A famous sermon by S.M. Lockridge, encourages us to hold onto faith, saying, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming!” God’s plans didn’t end on the cross, and they didn’t end in the tomb. When Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven God revealed his plans are even greater than we can imagine.
Jesus had tried to prepare the disciples, telling them:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.John 14:27 (ESV)
When I don’t see my plans panning out the way I imagined, I allow fear to trouble my heart. I forget God’s promises and his goodness. In looking at the situation in front of me, I lose my peace. This is why I need Friday Faith. This is why I need my anchor.
Today God spoke peace to me. So, I speak peace to you, too. Whatever things look like in our lives, God speaks peace. He asks us to trust that his plan is greater than we can imagine.
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)
Grace & Peace,