I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds…I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more. Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus…Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith…Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10: 14, 16-19, 22, 23 ESV
This argument offers no room for wavering, but as human beings, we really don’t need one to waver do we? When things don’t unfold according to our wishes or anticipated schedule we can easily begin to waver, after all, God must agree with our self-centered plans and how they should come to fruition.
Faith and trust are built upon our ability to see through our perceived earthly expectations into the reality of God’s kingdom and his timing in order to escape wavering. By his own admission, he is totally trustworthy. But when our schedule comes and goes without our desired outcome we may still begin to waver. In effect, our spiritual maturity is in question here. We get so caught up in our day-to-day lives we forget we are citizens of God’s kingdom here and now.
When we look at it honestly, kingdom life is much more satisfying and effectual than the life we wrestle with every day. We just need to engage it by holding fast our confession of hope for there is no accommodation for worry or stress in the kingdom of God. We are to rest in our daily walk with Christ regardless of circumstances. We do this by approaching God confidently every day in full expectation of receiving his grace and mercy for he promised it to us in his all-encompassing New Covenant with Christ Jesus.
When we look at it through God’s eyes we must admit that he picks sides in every situation, our side! His ambition is to make our freedom as righteously successful as we will allow him to. Our faith and trust is the connection that allows success to achieve full maturity in our kingdom walk. It connects our heart with God’s heart. And with that connection achieved, nothing will befall us that God won’t handle.
Heavenly Father, help us be mindful of your victory on the cross, which validated your promise to us. You are faithful! Amen.
A F Fischer