Simple Trust (2011)
Today is the first instalment of the Pastor’s Pen. I was inspired to write my thoughts down and share them with others when through a series of short conversations with a fellow Minister, he mentioned that he has done this for a number of years. So here it goes. Today is a very challenging day for me. I found myself just moving so slow as if I am carrying the weight of the world. In fact, I am carrying a mountainous load. My family and I are going through a very impenetrable time right now. Ten months ago after months of praying and fasting we left our Church with the blessing of the Senior Pastor and started our own Church in Toronto, Ontario and now we find ourselves having to move from our home because we can no longer afford it. The decision to move was not an easy one. In fact, there were times when we changed our minds every few hours. As a Pastor I have counselled many people who have faced similar situations and have always pointed them to a Simple Trust in the Lord, and seek God with all their heart. For God alone is the only one who can help them in their time of need. The results are always the same; God turns their impossible situation around and all who hears it; their faith increases.
In the Old Testament there is one verse that has seem to be speaking, albeit, in just a whisper to my heart, it is found in Habakkuk 2:4 “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright—but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness. God does not want us to depend on pseudo faith in Him; God wants us to live life with a consistent progressing towards Him. The key word is life. In life we know that we will face Giants (Things in our lives that try to destroy us) and Mountains (Things in our lives that seem to great to overcome), good times and times where we feel death would be a much better place too be. The key is to remember that God is faithful, even when we are not. He is Holy, Just and Righteous. God's motives should never be put into question, or seen through a dark light. He is always pure and always there when we need Him. So even though we face a new, more profound challenge in the upcoming weeks and months, my faith, hope and love for God will only increase and not decrease.