Living by Faith

“Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
– John 20:29

That is what faith is. Believing that Jesus died to save us from our sins, even though we did not physically witness Jesus first hand during His earthly life. Faith is trusting in God, and surrendering to His plan for our lives.

It is one thing to say we have faith, and a whole other thing to actually live by it, as I have been learning lately. Trusting in God’s plan for me has been very difficult these past few months. Yes, I have so many good things going on in my life. I am building a farm, beginning to search for a new horse, and building a business that I love. However, though blessings, they also represent uncertainty. Will I be able to find a good horse that I can afford? Will I end up with another horse with a lot of issues like Chance? Will my business pick up? Will I be able to take care of horses on my own? Will Chance get better this time, at last?

All of these things are constant worries that I have going through my brain! I am really working on trust and surrender though. I must surrender to God’s plan, and let Him do His thing. I have been realizing that life is kind of a balance between surrender and hard work. Sure, I must do my best every day on all of these things; but then I come to a point when I must breathe and say, “okay God, I trust that you’ve got this!” Living by faith is trusting God with everything, big and small. Living by faith is trusting God in uncertainty, and change, even when things don’t make perfect sense. Living by faith is trusting in a plan far greater than your own.

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