Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Crystal Ball vs. Faith

I had this whole other post planned for today, but change of plans!

1 Peter 1:8
Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious joy.


I think this scripture speaks for itself. Amazing stuff right there! I heard this at church over the weekend.

Today I have a doctors appt., and if ya'll would be praying I would appreciate it. I'll explain further later. But today even without seeing him, I choose to believe and have faith in a God that is true to his word. Today I will carry around with me joy in the midst of so much uncertainty. I've totally learned that when you're trying to figure out this thing called life on your own, it totally just leaves you even more confused. So just put your whole faith and trust in God, and he's got it covered.

I often tell people that I wish I had a crystal ball, so I could look into my future and see how everything is going to pan out. But the more I think about it, how fun would that be? If we knew everything that was coming, where would the excitement be, and that would kind of spoil the fun for God in allowing our destiny to unfold.

He delights in us so much, and takes pleasure in giving us the desires of our hearts and meeting our every need.

So today, if you need to, cling on to that scripture. Whatever the case maybe, there is no circumstance too big or too small to bring to him. Though you may have never seen him, he's seen you, and he loves you, and though you may have never seen him, he believes in you, even at those times when you don't believe in yourself!

And if you have to choose between a crystal ball or faith...

Choose faith!

20 comments:

Spicy Magnolia said...

peace of the Lord be with you!

Kelsey said...

Praying for you, Lauren!

Niki said...

Great post girl! Praying for you!

Kassie said...

This is so true!! I'm in a total transition stage right now with pretty much everything, so there are MANY times I wish I had a crystal ball. But, we have to remember Proverbs 20:24. :)

Lindsey said...

Amazing post!

Shannon said...

great post dear friend!! Praying for you today!! Please let me know if you need anything!

In this wonderful life... said...

praying for you pretty girl!!! Hang in there and please keep us updated!! xoxo

Jess :) said...

WoW that was amazing!! I really needed that. I'll be praying for you, friend. Just call if you need anything or if there is something more I can do!

Let me know how the dr's appt. goes.

Love ya

Jacquie said...

One of my favorite things about being a Christian is the adventure (as Steven Curtis Chapman calls it). If we knew everything that would happen, life just wouldn't be as exciting. It does my heart good to know that when God says "no" to something, He just knows it's not what's best for me ... or there's something better for me.

I'll be praying for you as you go to the doctor today.

Whitney said...

You know I'm praying! Love you!

Annie said...

thoughts and prayers are with you sweet girl.

Kristen said...

awesome post! praying for you! I agree, we feel it would be easier with a crystal ball but it wouldn't- not at all! Plus God loves us and whatever He gives us comes from Him and that is all that matters.

pocket full of pink said...

Praying for your doctor's appointment!!

Erin, Mommy on the Run said...

Hey! There is a sermon series by Mark Driscoll called "Trial" and he teaches all of 1 and 2 Peter. I highly recommend it!! You can download the podcasts on iTunes.

Aishlea and Brandon said...

You are so right...what fun would it be if you could see how everything was going to turn out?? Great post....

Praying for you and hoping everything is okay!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

oh i love that scripture...praying for you!

♥Kim said...

So true Lauren! Thanks for sharing another great post! You will be in my prayers!

Katie said...

Lauren, you are a precious sister in Christ. Thank you for praying for us and also for sharing that verse in 1 Peter. ; )

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I choose faith too! Praying for your upcoming appt.

Emily said...

Lauren, I thank God that I've "met" you in the blog world. This was a beautiful post!

What's really awesome is that the verse I focused on tonight was so similar: "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." (Hebrews 11:1)

Just a few minutes after reading that verse from Hebrews, I came to your blog. I guess God had something he really wanted to put on our hearts about having faith in Him!! Isn't He awesome! I'm with you- I'm all for this crazy adventure we like to call life... and knowing that no matter what happens, God is there for us.

I'm praying for good news from your doctor's appt, sweetie!