I know who God is. He is my saviour; perfect, sovereign, all-knowing, completely good.
I know what God promises to do. He will never leave me or forsake me; He will complete in me fully the works of grace He has begun; He will work for good all the difficult situations of my life. He will present me blameless before the throne of God.
What do I DO with this endless stream of knowledge, with these beliefs that I hold?
I doubt… I look at the waves around me, am overcome with anxiety and fear. I don’t see (or choose not to) my saviour walking towards me ON the rolling water.
Tonight I read: Belief is a verb – something that you do. (Ann Voskamp)
Yes, God is asking me to act on the things I believe. Knowing is not good enough – my knowledge must manifest itself in full, unrestrained trust.
Daily the waves come and rock my little boat. But I am a believer, one that fully accepts the truth of God’s person and promises. This belief should transform my practical responses to life. It should permeate me, translated into a complete trusting and RESTING.
This is my challenge to myself.
Laura: get your grammar right. Belief is a verb. DO IT.