Struggling Faith

He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”—Genesis 22:2

At some point, you'll face the struggle. An obstacle to the progress of your faith. I already faced one today myself—thus the reason for this post. And sometimes these situations will make you question God's involvement in your life—thus your faith "waivers." Maybe you waiver because of personal logic, plausible evidence, powerful emotions, poor counsel, personal guilt, persuading sin, or even the neglect of spiritual discipline. But in the end, you're moved. Moved to trust in something else other than God. And what are the objects you're trusting in? Well, I have already listed them (logic, evidence, emotions, counsel, guilt, sin, and neglect). And what's happened is that your present situation has tested and then proved you, and this situation has caused you to move the focus of your faith from God to something else.

I wonder if Abraham had many of these moments on the climb to Moriah? Moments he could have trusted logic, evidence, emotions, counsel, guilt, sin, and even in neglect. But in the end, we all know he trusted the one real object of his faith, and therefore became the ultimate story of faith and with it the "father of many nations."

DO THIS: Determine to make God the object of your faith today.

PRAYER: God, my heart wavers and I am a weak man. Give me the strength to trust only in you and make me a man of great faith.


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