Walking by faith is not easy because we must trust the Lord when we don’t always understand where we are going. We must have faith when the path ahead may look complicated. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by believing and not by seeing.
Is the Lord calling you today to walk by faith? Since my wife and I entered full-time ministry, God has challenged us to walk by faith, not by sight. Each time we have followed the Lord’s guidance, He did something in our lives that was good for us and others but not what we envisioned. As we have walked by faith, the Lord has unfolded plans for our lives that only He could.
Abraham Walked by Faith
Abraham had waited twenty-five years for his son Isaac to be born, and now as he was becoming a young man, the Lord asked him to sacrifice Isaac. Genesis 22: 2 “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.” 3 The next morning, Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about.
Abraham did not ask the Lord why but set off on a journey to sacrifice his son the following day. By setting off the next day, Abraham put his faith into practice by trusting the Lord and not looking at this situation through human eyes. God told Abraham his descendants would be as numerous as the stars of the sky, and somehow in a way he did not yet know, his son would return with him.
God Opens Doors as We Walk by Faith
As the Lord leads us by faith, He guides us to walk through doors we could not find or open on our own. I believe God’s plans for our lives are always much more significant than we could dream of. But we must travel the road of faith for them to unfold. As we do, the Lord continually demonstrates His faithfulness.
Each step of faith helps us take the next step because each step helps us grow in faith and trust the good shepherd. Several years ago, we took a step of faith by going on a mission trip to Honduras, not realizing that this act of faith would open many doors. This would be the first of many trips to that nation where the Gospel would touch many people.
It became clear that God’s plans were much bigger and more impactful than mine. As Abraham saddled his donkey and took his son to the land of Moriah, he had no way of knowing what God would do. His obedience would inspire millions of people he would never see this side of eternity. God blessed Abraham as he walked by faith. As we follow that example, we can be assured that as we walk by faith, the Lord will bless us.
Walking by faith is not easy. To hear more, listen here: