The tasks before us don’t always make sense. And from our limited human perspective, they might even appear crazy. But faith reminds us to trust a reality beyond our immediate understanding.
Noah was asked to build an ark and prepare for rain.
At the time, this would have seemed like utter foolishness to everyone around. And even Noah had no way to fully comprehend what God was up to. But still he trusted and God came through on his behalf.
Sometimes what appears crazy to us makes perfect sense from the eyes of faith. Perfect trust does not require perfect understanding.
We demonstrate this anytime we board an airplane, for example. Few of us have a complete understanding of how airplanes fly. But still we trust and board the plane.
And to someone who has never seen a plane fly, it would appear crazy to expect this oversized piece of metal to take flight. But for those of us who have witnessed the history of flight, we trust that this next flight will also be successful.
It’s not crazy to trust when we know the track record of what we’ve put our trust in.
And so by faith we board our next flight and take our next step even when things don’t make perfect sense.
This holds throughout our life and relationships.
For instance, it might seem crazy to intentionally do nothing when life is so busy. But by faith we pause and just breathe, trusting the goodness to come.
Likewise, it makes little sense to just listen when a situation can be easily fixed. But even here, we exercise our faith and just listen – trusting a need is being met beyond our current understanding.
Faith anchors us in a reality beyond ourselves and our limited perspective. This gives us a supernatural confidence as we engage the world around us.
Let faith inspire your next step even when it appears crazy.