Week 12 Day 2
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Isaiah 40: 31 -but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Every day we exercise trust without even considering the possibility that things of the earth will decay and ultimately fail. You trust the chair you are sitting on because it has never failed you before. Then, one day the chair does indeed fail and you end up on the floor looking all surprised and disappointed. We trust that there will be air when we take a breath, but rarely think about the odd and unique physics of our planet and just why it is possible that we have air to breathe.
There is an odd relationship between trust and hope. Trust in the Lord is based upon a proven track record of love and grace, righteousness and justice. Hope in the Lord is the reliance on His promises of “a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
The evidence of things not seen is the place where we live. Forensically, we know in our hearts that all that God has promised will come to pass in His own good time. We might get a little wobbly waiting for His promises to be realized, but that does not change the fact that what He has said He will do.