December 12, 2017
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. -Hebrews 10:23
She told me to make a fist. I did. She attached a tight bandage on my upper left arm. I let her. She swabbed my arm with brownish liquid. I watched. She was wearing a blue nurse-like jacket and rubber gloves and a name badge that looked pretty official to me. I was there to give blood; she was there to take it. She said, "This is going to pinch and burn" as she inserted the needle into a vein. She was right. Why wouldn't I believe her? She had done this hundreds of times (I hoped) before.
Why wouldn't I believe Him? He has been there from eternity past. He is the Creator of all and put this whole world into motion. He breathed into man the breath of life. He chose a people and then, like the loving Father that He is, jealously cared for, protected, and disciplined His children. Through His people, He sent His Son. Jesus loved us all the way to the cross and paid the penalty for our sin. God raised His Son from the dead, demonstrating His approval and showing us our future. Then, He sent His Spirit to reside in us.
I will not always understand what happens in this life. Some things will shake my world. But who else is there to cling to? Where else is there to run? What else is there to trust? When my world is shaking, I can hold on for dear life to the certain truth He proclaims and I profess. Even amidst my fears, doubts, and questions, He will always keep His promises.
Father, thank You for Your faithfulness. Help me to always trust You and trust in You. In Jesus' name. Amen.