Have you ever felt like your faith walk is so unexpected that you’ve just thrown your hands up and said “I’m really done this time, I’m really just trusting you God”? It’s as though every moment is a leap of faith, from moment to moment it seems like you’re literally jumping from one mountain, into the sea and crawling your way back up the mountain just to jump back in to the sea again. I literally have a vision of faith being an adventure, an emotional up and down journey that you can never understand however it is an adventure. What would life be without adventure and some kind of chaos in the center of it?
Faith is always a choice, it’s either we believe or we don’t. Daily we’re faced with doubts, fears, unbelief. I’m reminded of the story in the Bible of a Man who’s son was demon possessed. The dialogue between him and Jesus is somewhat like a conversation I have daily…Just being honest
Here’s the story:
Jesus Heals a Boy Possessed by an Impure Spirit
14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
16 “What are you arguing with them about?” he asked.
17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”
19 “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”
20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”
“From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Verse 24 for me is the Leap of Faith that we must take everyday…Just saying help me overcome my belief is a leap of faith.
Today I encourage you, that even if you’re doubting what God is doing, if you’re doubting where your life is right now to just say “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief” because there is some belief there but there’s a tension between believing and not believing. Choose to believe a little more today.