How does what you believe change your everyday life?
Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe in happily ever after? Do you believe in God’s word?
How you answer each of these questions will change the way you live.
If you believe in Santa you will get better gifts, or so I hear. If you believe in happily ever after you might work harder to invest your marriage so it is happy. If you believe in God’s word you will know His character and how He feels about you and that will change everything.
Believe has two different definitions: one means to accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of something the second on is to hold (something) as an opinion; think or suppose. Even how you believe something will change your life.
Believing something is truth versus an opinion are worlds apart.
Sometimes experiencing hard times can mess with your believing. Things have been difficult with Dad lately.
He is experiencing some new physical issues that have left him very tired and often even more confused. Sadly, with those feelings he is very agitated and can be unkind. My dad has always been a gentleman, kind and respectful. It is very difficult to see him like this, not to mention being the person he is unkind to.
My heart has been saddened and heavy. As I spilled my heart out to God about how hard this season with Dad is, He asked me, “Rayna, do you still believe I am good?”
This was a question I struggled with years ago when my first marriage came to an end. It was so hard to understand how I could be experiencing this when it was the last thing I wanted.
With this question came some exploring of God’s character. Was it about Him letting this happen or was it really, could God still be good if this is His will for my life?
Struggling with this core belief has changed how I live.
Being rooted in the truth that God is Good helps me to respond to hard times with hope and peace.
When our house burned down, God is Good.
When my dog dies, God is Good.
When I get an, “I love you, Graham.” from Owen, God is Good.
When the harvest is abundant, God is Good.
When the crops are destroyed by flood, God is Good.
When my Dad is struggling and not nice, God is still Good.
What are you believing about God that needs a closer look? How can you move your belief from opinion to truth?
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