NOTE: This is a re-post from a blog I had a couple of years ago, but it still holds true today, so I thought I’d share it.
I was struck by a great irony today. I was talking to God about my tendency to not be a very trusting person. He’s been asking me to trust Him lately, and while my spiritual desire is to do just that, my humanity leans toward worry and fear instead. I caught myself praying the words of the father in Mark 9:24 – “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief!”
Do you see the irony there? In order to make that request, I have to trust God enough to believe that He will, in fact, help me to trust Him. That just blows my mind. The act of placing our faith in God requires an act of faith. And where does that faith come from? Well, from God, of course. In His great grace, He gives us just enough faith to take the step of putting our faith in Him. In his goodness, He helps us believe when every part of us is gripped in unbelief. In His love He draws us to Himself so that we cling to Him, our Help and our Protection. Over and over again, God makes the first move. It’s not about us. It’s about Him. And it’s all for His glory!
What other ironies do you see in your walk with God? Why are you thankful for your faith today?