The latest obsession of my 8-year-old son is nerf guns. I can’t go to the store without being asked to go check out the nerf gun section to see the newest model or biggest and mightiest in range. His current obsession has turned him into the proud owner of about 15 nerf guns. In my desperation to get them off the floor and not have them overtake our living room, I turned to my saving grace Pinterest app like any desperate mom would and began searching for storage ideas. I came across the infamous nerf gun wall. It seemed like a fun project to do and a great solution to the chaos.
When we shared this idea with our son, Ethan, he was ecstatic! He loved the idea and couldn’t wait to see the finished project. The most heart-warming part of this whole ordeal was Ethan’s gratitude for what was to come. For the next two weeks, all we heard was thanksgiving for the wall. Mind you, we hadn’t built the wall yet, but he held the promise close to his heart and fully trusted his parents to fulfill it.
This childlike attitude of faith, confidence, praise, and thanksgiving got me thinking of our own journey with God. As beautifully demonstrated by my son, are we praising and thanking God before we see the fulfillment of a promise? Are we resting in faith – in the blessed assurance that He will come through?
Our faith journey is about learning to rest and trust in the name of the LORD and His character. Our whole salvation experience clings to the verse found in Matthew 28:6, “He is not here, he has risen, just as he said.” This means Jesus is trustworthy and is who He says He is. If we can trust Him for our salvation, we can also trust Him to carry us through this earthly journey. No matter what comes our way – through the highs and lows, seasons of abundance or lack, in sickness and health – He is still faithful and trustworthy. What has He spoken to you that you are believing Him for? I encourage you to continue to stand in faith and give Him praise because He is worthy.
Maybe faith has nothing to do with us looking spectacular or doing it in our own strength but everything to do with stillness of heart and trusting in His great name to move mountains. It is deeply tied to our total dependence as His children to trust His good nature and believe His desires are always good towards us. At the very core of our faith is a trust in His sovereignty and authority in our lives. As Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’ and it will move; Nothing will be impossible for you” (Mattew 17:20).
As you journey ahead, keep in mind that a small act can have a big impact. Never underestimate an act of obedience, a small step of faith in the right direction, or simply standing firm in what He has told you. Jesus told His disciples, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’ and it will move; Nothing will be impossible for you” (Mattew 17:20). Do not let the enemy bring lies into your heart that God has forgotten about you or His promises towards you. Keep believing and keep fighting with your praise and watch the deliverance of the Lord come through for you and your family.