We hear Apostle John, the beloved write in one of his epistles-:” This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
This was John’s expressing how believers are to find a balance in life when the odds are obvious. He reminds us of our status as overcomers through Christ sacrifice. Believers are not separated from realities of harsh and voracious storms but we can find Him in that circumstance knowing what He has promised.
Finding a balance in unpredictable times such as we all find ourselves will require a bit of drawing from our faith bank.
There is little effort needed to obey God’s command when it leads through flower-decked valley, or over sun-kissed hill. Also, It is when the rain is falling, or the mist hangs in the air. But when the tilt occurs and the road is dark and rugged, and the wind no longer fair. When the rosy dawn has settled in a shadowland of grey. Those are challenging periods we find it hard to trust Him, and are slower to obey.
Again it is easy to trust Him when food and all comforts of life show up without thinking about it but not same when jobs are lost and dear ones are gone too soon. That is when we need a faith triumphant over every doubt and fear. And our blessed Lord will give it; what we lack He will supply; Let us always ask in faith believing that He will do what He has promised to do.
He will ever be our Leader, whether smooth or rough the way, And will prove Himself sufficient for the needs of every day.
We are to trust in spite of the look of being forsaken; to keep crying out into the vast, whence comes no returning voice, and where seems no hearing; to see the machinery of the world pauselessly grinding on as if self-moved, caring for no life, nor shifting a hair-breadth for all entreaty, and yet believe that God is awake and utterly loving; to desire nothing but what comes meant for us from His hand; to wait patiently, ready to die of hunger, fearing only lest faith should fail. Such is the victory that overcometh the world, such should be our faith indeed.