“They soon forgot His works; they did not wait for His counsel, but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tested God in the desert. And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.” Psalm 106:13-15
If we are persistent enough, God will give us what we want, even when it’s not good for us.
You’re determined to marry again after leaving your spouse? Ok
You think a dating relationship without sex will cause you to lose that person? Ok
You won’t have enough money to support your family without being dishonest? Ok
We get what we want only to find our souls have turned to ice.
Fear is rampant.
Doubt rules the day.
Those who refuse to be controlled by the world, those who are determined to be free (You will know the Truth and the truth will set you free) do not have those struggles. Faith that waits upon God our Creator, produces in us a peace and joy and truly is beyond human understanding.
We come to a place where we live and die without fear, without uncertainty because the One who leads us never causes us to stumble. Living by faith in our Creator's promises creates joy and exhilaration and a deep and abiding rest.
Christian faith can be described as “Choosing to believe the conclusion that the Bible and God Himself through the person of Jesus the Christ has presented regarding the evidence that we have before us.”
Faith in our Creator turns everything - hard or difficult, scary or peaceful into something awesome. Even our needs and struggles become blessings when by faith we follow Jesus.