Hebrews 11 has always been known as the “faith” chapter. It is filled with all the ways in which faith worked in the lives of ordinary men and women.
Although this portion of the Bible contains a lot of things that happened because of faith, there were also unimaginable sufferings: “Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated—the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.” (verses 36-38).
Can I say the same thing? Even if…my prayers don’t get answered the way I would like.
Even if…my world falls apart.
Even if…I lose everything that matters to me.
Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him…(Job 13:15)
THIS is what faith is really about. It isn’t about trusting when all is going well. It is trusting when it isn’t. What a challenge this is to me.
It has been nearly a year since I have blogged here. There are several reasons that I laid this aside. Perhaps another time I will share but for now…I am back.