On Sunday, my pastor spoke again on his series of “Crazy Busy”, which I have loved so far and will blog about when I can gather my thoughts. 🙂 But during his description of how he keeps his Sabbath restful, my pastor started sharing how he prays during the Sabbath. He even shared a few of the notes on his note cards, about what he specifically prays. On one of the cards, I think for his daughter, he said “I pray that she learns to risk on God’s faithfulness”.
The pastor went on with his sermon, but I was stuck on that phrase. “Risk on God’s faithfulness.”
And then it hit me: isn’t that exactly what He has been asking me to do? Something I’ve been struggling with, because I don’t have all the answers and I don’t understand where He’s leading me. Things which make it very hard to surrender all.
But risk isn’t about safeguarding. It’s about throwing in all your chips and praying it ends up well. When God’s involved, it will end well. Risk doesn’t guarantee safety, convenience, warm fuzzy feelings, or a fairy-tale ending. (Click to Tweet) Sometimes risk involves falling flat on your face or eating some humble pie.
Risking on God’s faithfulness….friends, that got to me. Because I’m struggling to do it every single day. I worry. I worry about my job, my family, money, the future,
whether zombies will invade. I know worrying is useless, and a testimony to my unwillingness to trust in His plan. But some days, it seems like I can’t help it. Some days my stress meter maxes out, and I’m spent.
Those are the times when I can start risking it all in His faithfulness. During the times when it all becomes a little too much for me to manage alone. Instead of crumbling and giving in to the stress, I can give it to Him, who can take my burden and make light work of it. It’s a starting point, and from there, I pray I can continue to risk on His faithfulness. Because unlike a normal gamble, there’s really no risk involved. He’s got this. (Click to Tweet)
And when we agree to risk it, He turns it into something beautiful.
Friends, do you risk on God’s faithfulness? Are you ready to join me and say yes to risking on His faithfulness?
Joining up with Holly Barrett at Testimony Tuesday!