I recently went on a short road trip and decided to dust off my massive cd wallet from when I was in college. Anyone else remember what those are? I picked one of my favorite musicians to listen to and had his song, “Walk by Faith” on repeat.
The first Jeremy Camp concert I attended was in college. It was an acoustic set and I’ve been inspired by his personal story and heartfelt lyrics ever since. I remember him sharing about his late wife Melissa, whom had been diagnosed with cancer when they met. They eventually got married and it was on their honeymoon, new wife still battling cancer, that Jeremy wrote this song. She passed away 3 months later. I will never forget his story because of how powerful a testimony it is when it comes to walking by faith.
“Well I will walk by faith
Even when I cannot see
Well because this broken road
Prepares your will for me”
I know for myself, it’s often easy to say I’m walking by faith, when in reality, I’m saying that because I can see what’s in front of me and/or I’m receiving the things I want when I want them. Is that really faith? According to Hebrews 11:1 – Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Faith is about trusting God. That He loves us, regardless of what we see or don’t see. No matter what we receive or don’t receive. Faith is trusting the process and believing God can and wants to do more than we can imagine in our lives. It’s not something we only need at certain times of our lives. It’s a daily, even, hourly, necessity. While our feelings toward faith may change, based upon our circumstances, the truth is that it’s a constant, unchanging assurance in life.
Walking by faith is a process. Some roads may be easier and others may be so muddy and damaged it’s a complete and utter struggle. I know our infertility journey made me question my faith multiple times. It still has, as many a time I’ve been gripped by fear, wondering if our baby girl is okay and will make it into my arms safely.
I’m not sure what broken road you are walking right now, but I encourage you to speak these lyrics over your situation, even if you don’t feel them. Why? Because they are true for you too. You can trust God, regardless of your situation. Know the assurance and trust faith provides is available to you whether you relied on it yesterday or it’s been years. He’s a good father and the safest place to put your trust when it comes to your future, even if you can’t see it.
Please share with someone you know who could use some encouragement in the wait.