Surrendering to the Status Quo
by Randy Chambers, 2015-12-11
Jeremiah 33:2-3, NIV: "This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'
We see youth come back from camp, excited for their Lord, and before the sparkle leaves their eyes, they already hear how they should not expect the feeling to last. We see someone newly born in Christ, enthusiastically pursuing God and faith-driven works, and while they bubble over onto Christians around them, they are met with skeptical criticisms, “You won’t stay on cloud nine forever.” People become impassioned for Jesus, and then the passion fades. And we have surrendered to the idea that it is just the way things are. Will no one stand against the way that we have come to reason? We see it simply as human nature that things are as such. In fact, we might believe that time and again, humanity has proven so. But faith is not to be placed in what humanity proves, but in how God has proven Himself. Is there anyone who will say, “That may be the way things often go with people, but God can do anything--and we do not have to lose hope or faith that He can still show us great and mighty works that surpass our understanding.”