You gotta have faith
From Jeremiah: A 33-Day Devotional
In 1988, British pop star George Michael released, “Faith,” a song about the need to move on from a bad relationship. The refrain goes, “I gotta have faith. Faith, faith!”
While George Michael was singing about a dating relationship, the ability to lean on faith when making hard decisions is something we all face in our walks with Jesus.
In Jeremiah 32, God asks Jeremiah to purchase land in Jerusalem. At the time this seemed crazy because Jeremiah was in prison, Jerusalem was under attack and disease filled the streets. But Jeremiah trusted God and bought the land without delay. Jeremiah’s action showed his confidence in God’s ability to fulfill His promise of restoring Jerusalem and bringing His people back.
Nothing is too hard for God.
As followers of Jesus, we can have the same confidence knowing that nothing is too hard for God. The same God who fulfilled His promise to rebuild Jerusalem is the same God who will keep His promises to us. Our steps of faith might look different from Jeremiah’s, but our willingness to obey should be the same. By trusting and acting, we will grow in our relationship with Jesus and move boldly into God’s plan for our lives.
He may call us to quit a job, move to a new town or start a small group, but no matter how big or small the step, we gotta have faith.
- Think for a minute about the last step of faith God called you to take. How have you seen God move since you took the step? How has He proved His faithfulness?
- Is there a step of faith God is asking you to take? If so, spend time today asking God to give you faith to trust His plan and the boldness to obey.
- Jeremiah gathered witnesses to observe and share in his step of faith. Who in your life do you need to talk to about your next step of faith?