Saturday, April 4
Lauren Burhans Robinson
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see. - Hebrews 11:1
After graduating from college, I found myself eager to attack the world and all that it held for me. Life was at an all time high. I had been dating a guy for almost four years and was "expecting" a ring, had a roommate in mind to live with, and knew that I would find the perfect teaching position.
Then, in the blink of an eye, my world spiraled apart. The guy I was dating didn't think I was "good enough" for him, my roommate found a job, and the economy had just tanked making teaching positions extinct. All the hard work that I had done to make sure my life was set out the way I had imagined seemed useless.
After finding myself living with my parents, I decided to turn my eyes and mind to the Bible. Every day, I would open it up and find new verses to read and decide how I can take it and relate it to my life. One day, I came upon Hebrews 11:1: "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see" and Hebrews 11:6: "Without faith, it is impossible to please GOD." Then, it hit me. How could I have been so selfish to determine how my life was to go and to have such little faith? Throughout all of those instances, GOD was trying to tell me that I'm not in control, and I needed to have faith. From that point on, I handed everything to GOD and found faith. Faith in the future. Faith in GOD's plan for me.
Heavenly father, please help me to have FAITH in you, and all that you hold for me. Amen