Walking By Faith

Karen Pirtle

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

What does that mean? It means, if we give whatever we are struggling with or wandering through the wilderness with to God – throwing up our arms in surrender, and asking Him to use it to change our lives, He will honor our request. He will build a faith in us that teaches us to let go and trust Him with our heart, soul and life.

In 1 Kings 17, we see Elijah announcing to King Ahab, a severe national drought was coming. Immediately after, God told Elijah to leave and hide. He spent three years in the Kerith Ravine. The Hebrew word for Kerith means, to completely cut off. Elijah was cut off, separated, alone. But God wasn’t setting Elijah aside, He was setting him apart.

It was during this time that he learned to trust God’s provisions through the ravens bringing food twice a day, and fresh water to drink from the stream; God never let him down. He was working in his life all along.

Wherever you are in this journey of walking by faith, seek Him. Often it is in that place of isolation and separation when we are utterly dependent on God to sustain us, that we see Him take our pain, our loss, our hopelessness and use it for His glory.

He is preparing us to be a light of hope in a world that desperately needs to see Him.

What if we were to give in to His will, and take life one day at a time, instead of trying to have everything figured out? We could rely on Him to provide for us, and strengthen our faith through all of life’s journeys.

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