No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. Psalm 25:3 (NIV)
Have you ever wondered if a frozen lake would support you? If you’re from a warmer climate, such as Florida, then you may have your doubts. Imagine going from Miami to Minnesota in the dead of winter and approaching a frozen lake for the first time in your life. Will the ice hold me?
You take a timid step and begin to inch your way out onto the ice. You pause to look and listen. You take a few more cautious steps, gingerly feeling your way forward. Your heart beats faster as your body prepares for the worst. Every muscle is tense.
When you get a few feet onto the ice, suddenly an engine thunders behind you. You turn around, only to see a pickup truck full of teenagers heading straight toward you. Music blares and laughter erupts, as the truck roars out onto the ice. The large vehicle does several donuts as it reaches the middle. You feel foolish still tiptoeing near the edge. They knew it was solid ice, but you had your doubts.
Spiritually speaking, what matters most is not the strength of your faith, but the strength of your Savior. You may have confidence, but that will not hold you up if you are walking on thin ice. You may be a cautious, fearful person, but you are in no danger if you are walking on solid ice.
The foundations of faith do not rest on the dogmatic assertions of the church, or on the private experiences of an individual, but on the evidence of God’s Word. God has given you all the evidence you need to arrive at the conclusion that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.
How strong is your Savior? Strong enough for your past failures? Your future fears? How could this impact the way you are living today?