Faith is … the Confidence We Have in God’s Safety Net
In the Word
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Of the Word
A construction company in charge of building a bridge across a rather large body of water discovered that by putting a net below the men working on the steel girders of the bridge, the efficiency and attitude of the workers rose dramatically. Knowing that the net was below them gave the men confidence and a sense of security.
The suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ have the same effect on us spiritually. By shedding His blood on the cross and suffering its pain and torment, Jesus paid in full the penalty for all our sins.
The knowledge of our forgiveness in Christ gives us peace. Unless we allow them to do so, sickness, sorrow, trouble, pain, or even death cannot destroy the peace and confidence that comes from God.
Peace in our hearts, confidence to face any situation in life, and a sure hope of eternal life in heaven are the “net” results of Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross. In a real way then, the cross of Jesus is our safety net!
Walking with my Lord
O Loving Father, may the cross of Christ calm my fears and give me peace and hope all the days of my life here on earth. In Jesus’ name. Amen.