The Father Comes to Us
We are a people who are prone to wander. We are so drawn to instant gratification. We’re drawn to the things that we can see that are tangible and right in front of us. But the Scriptures tell us that without faith, it is impossible to please God and that faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you cannot see. And so it’s our human nature—as old as Adam and Eve—and an inner sin nature to be drawn to the things that are right in front of us.
And faith is a discipline to trust that God is good, that he is faithful, that he will meet us in our needs. That is hard work. That is the work of the Christian empowered by the Holy Spirit, to remember who our Father is. And he is a good father. What I love about the nature of our God is his immeasurable mercy and his endless grace. We are prone to the idols of our age—to those empty promises, those counterfeits—over and over, a hundred times a day.