Easy Faith vs. Hard Faith
What in the world is easy faith? And does that mean there is a hard faith?
You wake up, you dress, shower, grab your coffee, juice in hand, read a little, say prayer – it’s like any other day. You’re off to a good start right?
When our sun is shining bright, it’s easy to believe and give advice like “just trust God, it’ll all work out, we’ll pray for you,” yada, yada, yada. You could write another self help book on ways for them to survive amidst their storm.
But then, the wind changes and you find yourself in your own hurricane. Sickness ravishes through a loved ones body, bills outweigh your income, a child takes the wrong road (at least in your eyes). The house of cards begins to shake along with the faith you built your life upon.
It’s hard trust now and it’s getting really scary. You’ve lost control, it’s out of your hands, you feel helpless, naked in your own Gethsemane, and facing the greatest test you will ever take – the test of your faith. Is your faith real or not?
We ask God, “Why do you take me to edge of the cliff and leave me?”
But why do we ask that kind of question? Does He not tell you that you are as safe there as you were when your sun was shining? What makes the faith barometer drop so rapidly from easy to hard?
If you haven’t experienced this, sometime in your life – you will! Is it the situation? Or is it our reaction of fear, doubt, anger, resentment, or our lack of trust that makes easy faith turn into hard faith?
It is not the storms in our lives that make us strong and wise. It is our willingness to allow the storm to teach us. They can teach us about humility, that we were wrong probably more times than we were right, how to love the unlovable, and probably most important, how to listen. It is then that a whole new dimension of faith begins to emerge in our spirit.
The storm destroys the “Hard vs. Easy” barometer, leaving a genuine faith that has been proved unmovable, incomparable, and unchangeable. Yes, even at the cliff, because that is where faith is really tested.
Pathway to Wisdom is committed to helping you grow in wisdom and become strong in your faith and in your love for God and for all His children. It is your calling, and we can help you get there.