Carl Bloch, At the Pool of Bethesda
The trend of today is to trust in ourselves; be the author of our own destinies; follow our heart. Yet history, our own and that of others, has shown time and again that that course is the road of folly. (Oh no she didn't!) The bible likens it in this wise: "He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool..." (Proverbs 28:26)
To have faith in God and trust in yourself is a contradiction; for faith requires you to believe what your eyes say is impossible. Faith requires you to believe that the Red Sea parted and thousands of people were able to go through. Faith says that the cheque will come even though you see no conceivable way since you just lost your job.Faith says your son or daughter will come back home and your family will be restored even though when they left, they left claiming to hate you and vowing never to come back. Faith believes in a God you've never physically seen or touched.
Faith is like my daughter who when she was younger, would climb up on the front wall or the chair in the living room or any height she could reach and just fling herself off at any of her parents standing close by, laughing as she sailed through the air, unaware of the danger but sure in the knowledge that mommy or daddy would catch her.
That kind of faith is hard especially when you've grown up and you've been around the world and seen what can happen when you put your trust in the wrong things and people but we have a cloud of witnesses both in the Book of Treasures and around you who have trusted in God and found that faith rewarded (in a good way) If you're reading this then you have stumbled upon another witness. Take that leap today.
An the Lord said, If ye
had faith as a grain of mustard seed,
ye might say unto this sycamine tree,
Be thou plucked up by the root, and
be thou planted in the sea and it should obey you.
Why not take a few minutes to read:
In today's fast-paced, crazy, technology-oriented world, how do I get that kind of faith and keep it?