Jess Reiche

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In The Bible: No Faith? It’s Okay.

I’ve started a new series called In The Bible that I’m excited about. Let me start by saying that I am not a trained theologian – I’m just a girl trying to learn more about God and grow in a relationship with Him. I believe God speaks to us through His words (the Bible) and the only way to know what God wants from us is to ask him (in prayer), and learn from His words (by reading the Bible). So I’m challenging myself to not only pray every day but read my bible on a daily basis. As I read certain things stick out to me and I’ll be sharing them with you here. My goal is that as I grow and understand more from God, I’ll be able to help you grow and understand too.

 

Today I was reading Romans 3-4 but let me back up and explain a bit. I go through seasons of reading my Bible a lot and having a ton of faith. And then I go through seasons where these 2 things are very far from my life. It’s not that I’m living in sin per say, but I’m just not trying to grow in God. Whether it be a hurt I’m not dealing with, a busy time in life or just feeling too tired to put in any effort – it happens. For a while I was reading my bible every morning and sharing with people what I was learning. It changed my day and I hope it inspired theirs a little. I really want to go back to that so here is where I’m beginning – in Romans.

 

Romans 3: 3-4 says:

For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:

“That You may be justified in Your words,
And may overcome when You are judged.”[a] (NKJV)

For me, this is a big sigh of relief. Lately, my faith has been little. It’s not that I doubt God will take care of me and my family – it’s just that I don’t have faith in the church. And I don’t have faith in myself as God made me. And I question a lot of things I used to just believe without question. But the scripture right here reassures me that even in my faithlessness, God is faithful. He doesn’t give up on me. He’s not a friend that says “well, she hasn’t called in a while so whatever – i’m moving on.” Nope. He’s God. And He cares. And He’s right there when I need him. And He’s right there whispering truth to my heart. He’s there every day reminding me that it’s okay I don’t know everything. And it’s okay to question things. And it’s okay to get hurt. But we just can’t live there – we have to keep moving. We have to overcome and he’ll be right there with us. The things we believe may be truth or they may be lies, but what matters is God always has the truth for us. Sitting there in His word. On his tongue waiting for your prayers. The truth is there, waiting for us to step out in faith again.

I encourage you to read Romans 3 and see what speaks to you. Ask God to show you something. It’s just that easy. And come back and share with me what you learned – I’d love to hear!

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