On Leaps of Faith
I’m learning that one thing God loves to do is to put us in situations that don’t make sense. This way only He can make sense of it.
It shouldn’t surprise us that this happens often in the Christian life! Read the bible! Every other chapter is some crazy mess that is literally only solvable by God.
I mean, really, Joshua is a book of terrible military strategy if we’re being honest. And the prophets all did RIDICULOUS things! The Disciples always felt underprepared, and looking through Church history at some of the saints and great people of faith is sometimes like reading an index of lucky fools. The history of God’s people is riddled with seemingly stupid moves and impractical decisions.
Yet God always comes through. He loves coming through for us. And He loves when we know it was Him. It’s never as sweet when a situation is solved in our own strength, or when some part of our resilience helped us along.
Right now, I’m in the middle of a leap of faith. It doesn’t make sense. It sounds crazy to people who don’t know Jesus. It sounds crazy to people who know Jesus but play it safe with their faith.
Yet, I feel an odd sense of peace. God brings so much affirmation when He asks you to take a leap. He brings so much assurance. This doesn’t take away the pit in my stomach, at least not while I’m still falling. But if I know anything about Jesus, it’s that He always catches us.
Even if you get some bruises on the way, He catches you.
God knows exactly what He’s doing. Even when you think you made a mistake, He knows exactly what’s going on. Even when you make a decision out of fear, not faith, He knows exactly what He’s going to teach you, and where He’s going to take you.
That’s what is so good about God. It’s not that He never lets us go through hard things. No, It’s that He can work with and through the biggest messes and turn them into beautiful creations. He’s not afraid to plunge headfirst into the mud and do whatever it takes.
He’s also not afraid to drag you along for the journey…