God won’t let our faith fail.
I know. The statement sounds almost counterintuitive, right? Our Creator made us with free will and the ability to make our own decisions, so we have a choice whether or not to exercise our faith. We see this premise in the garden, when the serpent deceives Eve and she decides to believe his word over God’s.
And yet, the more we get to know Him, the more we see Him saving us from the worst version of ourselves. We see Him chasing after the sheep who’s gone astray, leaving the ninety-nine in search of the one.
Last week, several friends and I shared how we battled heavy discouragement in multiple areas of our lives. When one friend asked for prayer requests, a few of us were slow to respond because we got lost in a thick fog of weariness and ambiguity over God’s direction. Some, like myself, thought He was asking us to take a specific step of faith, but the results were not what we’d anticipated. Instead of an open path, we hit a wall, and our only choice was to wait.
“Where’s this all going?” one person asked.
I thought about how many times I’d asked the same question. I remembered seasons where I wanted a road map charting the way I should go, with each possible detour indicated in clear text. But life doesn’t often work out this way, does it?
We long for clarity, but God wants confidence. Confidence He’ll lead us and move on our behalf, even when all we see are roadblocks and obstacles to overcome.
What happens when our trust falters? When we lose our footing, and sometimes even question whether God hears and sees us?
If we look at Scripture, we see the answer repeated throughout. We may give up on God, but He never gives up on us. Here are 3 ways God fights for our faith and doesn’t let it die.