Faith is not simply a feeling, or an emotion. That seems obvious right?
As I go through trials and challenges, and as I believe for the Lord's promises in my life- me keeping my faith is not a given. Although it is easy to become passive, I must fight for it.
This is a battle and I cannot allow boredom, impatience, control, frustration, my desires, or my fears to overshadow the character of God. I must always remember His character. I must always have faith that in all circumstances, my God is love and He is working all things towards my good. He works outside of time and circumstances. He works outside of my understanding and beyond my expectations.
I must have faith-
& faith is not for the passive.
What an amazing example of faith we have in Abraham. He took steps of obedience. He lived out his faith, believing for the impossible- for a fruitful nation to come out of utter barrenness.
Against all hope. Hope.
Against all doubt. Belief.