Playing sports was my thing in elementary school. You see, being quite the athlete, I was often the sought-after player when it came to our schoolyard shenanigans (which typically meant soccer). Being the first or second pick on any team was evidence that I was a proven asset worthy to have on your side.
But then I hit puberty. Growing almost half a foot in a matter of months made me clumsy beyond description. Needless to say, my lanky awkwardness didn’t keep me in my first or second pick position. Pre-spurt I had proven myself a valuable player. Post-spurt I was the exact opposite. This was reflected in the urgency, or lack thereof, to trust in my (waning) athleticism.
Who has proven themselves to us? Who has shown us that they are reliable and trustworthy? Who has, time and again, revealed to us just exactly what faithfulness looks like? Well, God has, of course.
This doesn’t mean we are to be blind followers. It does mean we can trust that God will be faithful and true, for God has shown us this throughout history. This trust then grows our faith that God will continue to do so, in and around our lives. Thanks be to God!
God, give us eyes to see all that you have done, that we may continue in our faith. Amen. — NF