Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Faith on Tuesday

We've been talking a lot in church about how God's plan is bigger than us. About how every single minute detail of our lives may not work out to our advantage. About how God sees the big picture and He is working to accomplish His will...not ours.

After much discussion the last 2 weeks in our small group, one of the ladies asked, "OK. But what does this look like on a Tuesday?"

I thought that was an excellent question.

What about it? What if, on Tuesday, you are in a bad place? What if things are NOT going the way you've been hoping and praying they would go? What if you cannot for the life of you see how God is going to work out your situation? What if things have spun totally and completely out of (your) control? How does "I understand God is up to bigger things than me" look on a regular day?

We didn't have time to dive into scripture when she first posed that question. My immediate response was, "It looks like obeying anyway." We know God is in control. We know the things He has asked of us. Even on Tuesday when things are looking bad, will we continue to obey?

I think of the old hymn Trust and Obey. Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

But that isn't scripture.

So what do you think? How does our understanding that God is in control and we aren't look on a day to day basis? How are we to act or react when things are looking bad and we can't understand how any of it will work out?

What does faith on Tuesday look like?


  1. I think faith on a Tuesday looks like every other day... we dont have faith IN our circumstances (meaning what does or doesnt happen).. we have faith IN God, I think that the song is SLIGHTLY biblical.. The bible says.... all things work together for good to them that love Him (we show our love by trusting and obeying). This is why we should on a TUESDAY when things are NOT going our way (which that is the key work OUR WAY), but when things are NOT going a good way--- and we are NOT dealing properly (obeying) it means we are lacking in faith. SOOO you stand up and stop what you are doing and get out your Bible because FAITH COMES BY HEARING, AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD... there is a verse in your Bible that God will give you to justify your circumstance, or to give you hope in your circumstance, or how to get OUR of your circumstance.

    Even on a Tuesday...


    It doesnt matter what day, or what circumstance or how bad.

    It is the same thing.

    It is sometimes easier to trust God in the big things CANCER, than a cold or a sore throat. I send out a prayer request for a heart transplant but God doesnt care that Emily is coughing today? NO circumstance are not the issue... it is our faith in trust in GOD every day, every minute, every time, that really matters!


  2. Excellent question: What does that look on a Tuesday? I really like how Carrie said it isn't our circumstances that should be our focus. It is choosing to trust and obey. The word "choosing" here is very important, I think.

    Great food for thought, Brenda.

  3. One scripture that comes to mind is Proverbs
    3:5-6 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will direct your paths.


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)