Even if Not

I have to admit, my faith is weaker than it should be.  I always wonder why, though.  For if I am certain that something is within God’s will, my faith is through the roof.  However, if it is something I am even slightly iffy on, my faith is more likely through the floor instead.  Until recently, that is…

Daniel 3:17-18 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.  But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

This morning, I was blown away at their faith.  “Even if he does not…”  They were prepared to face death, yet they stood in faith.  It didn’t appear to go unnoticed either.

Daniel 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.

While no one is threatening me with death at the moment, I find myself backing away from simple tasks simply because it “might not work out” or it “might not be the best thing” and yet, what if it is?  Do I not have the faith to believe that His will overpowers even my faith?

Even looking at Jesus’ life, He gave up everything for a people that might not follow Him.  Though some did and many will, there will always be those that turn away.  My faith has indeed been challenged, my heart should be there regardless.

“It is a risk to love.
What if it doesn’t work out?
Ah, but what if it does.” ~Peter McWilliams

So there goes my whole heart into everything again, because faith doesn’t hold back.

~Tori Lynn


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