Beloved of our Lord,
In times of fiercest trial we have to fall back upon the sure fact
that His love never faileth.
After all, faith is not a dogma but the trust we have in a Person,
and though we may think we have travelled beyond Job, there is no
grander word than, "I know that my Redeemer liveth."
And if we also know this with all the added light of Calvary to
cheer us, is not Paul's assertion just suited for the hour of the
enemy's most cruel pressure and raging; "I know in whom I have
believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have
committed unto Him against that day."
There come hours when we can only hang on to His faithfulness to see
us through. But is not this faith? We simply trust with our eyes
fixed on a Person - Jesus. He said, "If it were not so I would have
told you," and our tried hearts whisper back, "Thank you, truest
Lord, whose blood seals Your love, I trust Your word."
This may not seem like a conquering faith, for it is not faith in
its shouting mood; yet one would say it is faith at its best, faith
in the dark, faith hanging on with just the grip of an unalterable
trust that Jesus is Jesus, God is God. It is faith's
fortitude, and out of its trial shall emerge the satisfaction of
proving God even as He also proves us. He proves true, and by His
grace we prove true also.
We do not want Him to come saying "Wherefore didst thou doubt?"
Wherefore "Stand fast in the Lord," beloved. He is the Rock.
Who was it said, "I have often trembled on the Rock, but the Rock
never trembled under me"? But we would say "Even when my faith is
small, trusting Jesus, that is all." But it is ALL!
Yours in the same spirit of faith,