1. Faith Through the Wilderness
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
Isaiah 42:3 (NIV)
The Bible is full of stories of people who have put their faith in God and as a result, seen some amazing things happen. Why not take a few minutes to read the story of how Gideon defeated the Midianites in the Book of Judges, Chapter 7? Imagine what it must have been like for Gideon to trust God in the wilderness, having faith that He would intervene miraculously and help his small group of men defeat the Midianites.
Spend some time alone with God and ask Him to increase your faith. Maybe today you are finding yourself in some form of wilderness, and need God to break into your life. In Philippians 4:6 we are encouraged: ‘in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God’. As you do this, invite God to grow and deepen your faith through this experience. He wants to lead you to a new place with Him.
Faith is more than believing; it’s also about also taking the next step. Be encouraged that we have a faithful God. Ask Him to show you during this reflective time of Lent, how your faith can be deepened and how that could outwork practically. Then, when you are ready, take that step and see what God may do.
Please continue to join with us this Lent as we go ‘Through the Wilderness’, in search of our King.