Fears fear faith!
Verse for Today: March 31, 2013
Mark 16:04 – But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.
God confirms the faith of His people as He goes before them to reveal His truth to strengthen our faith to keep going forward. There are very large stones of doubts, confusions and apprehensions which stand in our human minds to obstruct us from seeing our faith in action. But when we go forward by faith, God interferes in His mysterious ways to reveal it to us by removing hindrances. The three women who were anxious about the very large stones of doubts and confusion found that the stone has already been removed and the stage set for them to go deeper into the tomb. The empty tomb made great believers out of them about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was revealed to those poor women who had the greatest urge to go forward in spite of the large hindrance. If they had stayed back thinking about the large stone, they would not have seen the empty tomb. Thus they had the first opportunity to spread abroad the wonderful news about the risen Savior. Their eyes were opened to see the reality of the truth of resurrection before everyone else because they had the faith to go forward. Today the removal of the large stone speaks to us about the way our God removes the hindrance from our pathways. Thus we can go forward to see great and wonderful truths for us to believe and be strengthened in our faith. No matter how large the stone of obstruction and unbelief might be, if we take the step of faith and go forward, our God will see to it that every hindrance is removed and every obstruction cleared. The faith of the women at the tomb challenges us to trust God and His power to strengthen our faith and convictions about what He will do for us in the days ahead.
Dear reader, are you afraid of the large obstructions and hindrances in front of you and wonder how you would go forward in your walk of faith? Is there doubt, confusion or apprehension as to how the stones of hindrance would be removed? The removal of your fears and confusions is God’s response to your bold steps to go forward. In His infinite wisdom and eternal plan, He removes the stones of fear and doubt from our pathways, but we will experience it only when we take steps of faith to go forward. He gives us grace for each step we take to go forward, but if we do not take the steps of faith, we will not able to experience the grace and will continue in our unbelief and fear to remain where we are to keep wondering about it. But God’s revelation of the greater truths to our hearts is His response to our faith which, of course, is His gift to us. Today let us break the barrier of fear and doubt and trust God to keep us going when the going gets tough. There might be large stones of obstructions, but God will remove it for us if we trust Him and in His strength. It is not the strength of our faith, but the object of our faith that finds the removal of obstructions of fear and apprehension. But when we trust God, He will see to it that we march forward, bypassing every obstruction and hindrance, to see the reality of our faith which is founded on the resurrection of our Lord. Yes, He is alive today and so is our hope for the future. Because He is alive, we are also alive in Him with all that He will accomplish in and through our lives us for His glory.
Psalms 46:2 – Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
Thought for Today
When we trust God, He removes the hindrances from our pathways and opens our eyes to experience it.
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