Friday, August 2, 2019

Orange Moon Cafe "I Will Trust"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe… 

"I Will Trust"

    We often do not feel our faith.  Certainly we will in the coming Heavenly life of perfection and glorification as our emotions will always align with the Christ who indwells our spirits and the Truth that fills and girds our minds.  This is not yet that day, however.  Our journeys of faith therefore often involve internal as well as external conflict. 

   "I will trust in Thee" (Isaiah 26:3).

   The prophet greatly illuminates our consideration.  "I will trust."  Not I feel, but I will.  Faith involves the choice to believe God and His Word in response to His working in our hearts.  Sometimes emotions coincide with our chosen confidence.  Sometimes they do not.  Moreover, we may even experience conflicting physical sensations when we determine to trust the Lord.  This is to be expected in a fallen world filled with fallen devils and fallen flesh (including our own).  We would not need to "fight the good fight of faith" if the path that lies before us offered smooth and level terrain for our hearts (I Timothy 6:12).  

   The Apostle Paul testified regarding such experience:  "We are perplexed, but not in despair" (II Corinthians 4:8-9).  Much more to the point, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself felt feelings that did not reflect the faith in which He perfectly walked: "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death" (Matthew 26:38).  Thus, we can expect "the good fight" within our psyche and consciousness as we walk by faith.   Regardless of what we feel, we make the choice of trust to begin our journeys with the Lord.  And, regardless of what we feel, we make the choices of trust to continue our journeys.  Eternity promises the blessedness of glorified emotions always aligning with faith in the heart.  For now, we expect battles within, and by the leading and power of the Holy Spirit, we wage them with "I will trust" regardless of how or what we feel.

"Behold, God is my salvation.  I will trust."
(Isaiah 12:2)

Weekly Memory Verse
    God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying Abba Father.
(Galatians 4:6)



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