James 1:3-4 says this:
“For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
I looked up the definition of steadfastness this morning and found this; firmly fixed in places; immovable; not subject to change; firm in belief, determination or adherence, loyal.
This is definitely feels like a season of testing of my faith.
Do I really believe what I have said all these years? Is God really my strength? Is God really good in spite of my current circumstances? Can I trust Him?
For years I have been confident that He was there in our times of trial. When I look back over the course of my life I can name multiple times where God walked us through difficult seasons, was our comfort and our guide.
This current season is nothing like we have ever journeyed. I have never needed God more, I have never prayed more and asked Him to guide us more.
God continues to remain constant, immovable for us. He is there, even in this. As we continue to rely on Him for our needs our faith in who God is increases.
I want a steadfast faith, I think it is the aim of the Christian life. Fully dependent on God for everything, trusting Him in the big and the small. Praising Him in the good and the bad.
I will continue to pray for grace as we walk this path. There remains moments that I ask God “why MY son….” but then immediately I try to follow that question with “If him, now what do we do with this?”
I don’t necessarily hear an answer to that question when I ask it….so in the waiting I press on, in faith, trusting that God will use this “testing” to produce an immovable, steadfast trust in Him alone.
What are you putting your trust in today?