“Sacrifice thank offerings to God,
fulfill your vows to the Most High,
and call on me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” Psalm 50:14-15 (NIV)
By faith, by faith, by faith. Hebrews 11 is a non-stop accounting of a great God who comes through. I think of Noah building an ark, the sweat and labor he poured in, the puzzle stares and questioning comments of neighbors … and the soaring of his heart in thanks as the animals boarded and the doors closed and the first raindrops fell.
In times of trouble, God parts the seas, tumbles walls, closes lions’ mouths, quenches flames and turns weakness to strength. These are His mighty acts we see when we step out in faith. These faith examples stir a humble thankfulness in me. I can look around and recognize his mercy and miracles today in my life and in others’.
This year, the scriptures remind me over and over and over: He holds it all together.