How will He not also?
Sometimes fears can overwhelm us and we forget to trust and obey, obey and do not worry. This chapter was a good reminder to keep my fretful spirit in check because it can easily turn into sin when I do not bring my worries to God in faith. How do you get to that point though when cares are surrounding you and your fears, however irrational, are overwhelming you. How do you open your hands and trust when the future looks bleak? This book has been like opening up a treasure chest of Ann’s thoughts. Her thoughts on thanksgiving have been so refreshing and helpful to me. She says that “Thanks is what builds trust”. God, the bridge builder, how many times has he proven himself trustworthy. We can trust God with the future by recounting the past in thankfulness. Our past as believers is all the same. We were dead in our sins and our transgressions BUT GOD in his unfathomable love towards us interceded and gave us life in himself. God has given us everything to be thankful for in Jesus. And he will redeem if he hasn’t already the broken areas of our lives. What a faithful redeemer we have in Jesus. We can remember what he has done for us in the past and know that “how will he not also” be faithful now and in the days to come.
“He who did not spare his own son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also graciously give us all thing?” Romans 8:32
There were some very convicting points in this chapter; one of them was when she was talking about how the opposite of faith is not doubt but fear. “Anything less than gratitude and trust is practical atheism.” This statement was very convicting for me. What are your thoughts?