When your faith feels shaky (1)
‘…if you…believe in your heart…you will be saved.’ Romans 10:9 NIV
The police, the army, even the Royal family ride them; horses that is. They march powerfully or move gracefully or trot with an air of royalty But have you ever seen a newborn horse learn to walk? Knees buckling, legs shaking; it’s hardly a picture of power or grace. They just haven’t worked out how to control their muscles yet, and it can be like that with our faith. As a baby Christian sometimes we need time to get used to our ‘faith-legs’. New Christians might find themselves wondering ‘why God doesn’t seem to talk to them like He seems to talk to others’, or they may feel intimidated that they could never live a life like a well-seasoned Christian. If this is you, if you’re new to this faith stuff and you’re feeling pretty shaky in it, don’t worry. You’re not alone; everybody takes time to find their faith legs.
A good place to start when you’re not ‘feeling it’ is back to the basics. The Bible says: ‘If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.’ (Romans 10:9 NIV) It’s that simple. So, you’ve got your doubts about this or that, you’re feeling unsure or unworthy, but the bottom line is you’re saved. Actually, faith is the simplest, plainest thing in the world… it’s simply believing God.
SoulFood: 1 Sam 21:1-6, Hosea 6:4-6, Matt 12:1-14