Don't lose Hope in the Lost Sock?
Lost socks…how do you handle the one sock that is missing?
Do you have a ‘faith bucket’ that you save them in, hoping the matches will one day appear? At what point do you give up all hope—quit and throw them all away?
Have you ever lost your faith in someone or something—your favorite football team, your kid’s school, your husband, friends, customer service reps, the government, the criminal justice system, humanity—the world?
This is the time of year to readjust our attitude and perspective. A time to recalibrate our pressure gauge.
Hebrews 11 says faith is, “to be sure [have trust/confidence] of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.” Faith, in general, is a quality that both Christians and non-Christians demonstrate. What sets Christian faith apart is that our faith comes with hope. From the moment of our salvation, hope becomes our motto—our catchphrase, our hashtag—because we were saved by faith and faith is unseen. Our full enjoyment of life comes from the hope we have in Jesus; in His eternality.
Faith is an act of commitment on the part of the believer, whereas hope is the state of mind which he possesses. Faith provides a platform for hope, and a perception into the reality of what would otherwise remain hidden.
Sometimes, it is easy to lose sight that “all things that pertain to life and godliness” were revealed to us by God’s divine power (2 Peter 1:3). 2 Peter chapter 1 goes on to explain that the knowledge of God and His promises provides the ‘escape’ from personal sin and the corruption of the world. That is, we have faith and hope in this knowledge of God—who He is, and was and will be.
Here is the challenge: put your faith and hope fully in Jesus Christ first (who, by the way, has a birthday coming up 😊). Seek Him in prayer, before you take action out of faith in your own abilities to process or fix things.
If we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently (Romans 8:25). Wait for it and keep waiting. You can do it! Keep your eyes focused up, and remember God is working, even if you can’t see it (Habakkuk 1:5). Don't lose faith even if you continue to lose a sock here and there.
We hope you enjoy listening to this week's podcast where Amy, Debbie and myself discuss some Bible verses, kids getting in trouble with fire and metaphor of a lost sock.
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