I have been wrestling with something I read recently. I have been thinking about how I use my faith
daily. Faith is not just for looking into the future but it’s for this moment, for this season I am in right now,
for the situation I am facing today.
Faith was never meant to be a badge we wear. Faith is alive and active.
When you have faith there is a boldness, a surety even when there isn’t anything tangible to hold on to,
even when things are dark. Let me share a story with you that will shed light on what I mean.
I was reading Jonathan’s story and was deeply challenged by his faith. There was a time he, his dad and
army were trapped by the Philistines. To make the situation worse he and his dad were the only ones
who had swords! (read 1 Samuel 13:19-22)
So picture this, Jonathan and his dad with a small army of about 6000 men (1 Samuel 13:2) with only
two swords among them facing a countless army!
“and the Philistines gathered to fight with Israel, 30000 chariots and 6000 horsemen and troops like sand
on the seashore in multitude.”
1 Samuel 13:5
Jonathan and the army with him were outnumbered and out-weaponed! (I hope that’s a thing! 🙂 )
But instead of shrinking back in the moment he used his faith. Like I said, we are not supposed to wear
our faith like a badge, and it’s not to be used only when trusting YAH for the future, it’s meant to be
used today in the situation we are facing now. That’s what Jonathan did, he trusted in the Lord and made
“And Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these
uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For there is nothing to prevent the Lord from
saving by many or by few.”
1 Samuel 14:6
What confidence! He didn’t even hesitate. That’s the confidence I want to live in. Jonathan trusted Yeshua
and saved himself and the army with him which was impossible by the way.
The enemy he faced was “supposed” to win because they more in number and ridiculously out-gunned
him but that was not the case.
And that is what I was wrestling with. I
believe know Yeshua wants me to have that kind of confidence.
He wants me to use my faith in the situations I am facing right now.
He wants me to advance boldly in faith, not timidly. The calling He has called me to demands I do that!
What about you? Are you advancing boldly, assured Yeshua will come through for you, assured He has
heard your prayer and will act. In the place you are in right now, trust Him and expect Him to move.
There is every reason to be confident in Him. He will not let us down friends.
So as I end I want to highlight the two main points I was trying to get across:
- Have faith
- Be confident in your faith
Bless you friends…..