Having faith is less about my understanding of all of the reasons why something happens. Generally, it is during a difficult time that we notice where our faith lies or how great our faith is to get us somewhere. It is helpful to have a journal nearby to walk with you as you go through your “faith growing pains.”
Take the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, for instance, Joseph and Mary’s beginning was a marriage begun in uncertainty with an unexpected pregnancy, a surprising celestial angel visit to each of them with a promise that He, Jesus would be conceived by the Spirit of God. The angel answered, in Mary’s response of her conception even as a virgin, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35 NIV
It is by the act of God and obedience in faith by Joseph and Mary their marriage became a covenant relationship and the start to the raising of the Messiah. Sure, we could ask all kinds of questions about the two of them, but this was what God wanted. These were the words of God sent from his messengers. This was Mary and Joseph acting in faith and assurance that what God had said would come to pass. Mary was convinced that all would happen just as the angel had said.
Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant, Mary answered. May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. Luke :1:38 (NIV)
Deeply desiring to take God’s words for certain, do you need to meditate on His truths even more as I, believing that what is written there is not only full of spiritual nourishment but of truth? What an example, don’t you agree, by Joseph and Mary of faith?