In today’s Scripture passage, we read about how Elisha sees the supernatural, while his servant sees the natural. Elisha exercised faith, while his servant exercised fear.
Faith takes cognisance of the character and promises of God, while fear focuses on the visible and natural.
Faith is the evidence of things not seen and the substance of things hoped for. (Hebrews 11: 1) (emphasis mine)
Fear is based on the visible and the natural. It revolves around the tangible. It needs to see results. Fear bases itself on human acumen and the opinion of the experts and the specialists.
Faith is based on the character of God. He is the One who breathes stars and galaxies into existence. He marks the boundary for the waves of the ocean. He makes a way where there is no way. He is the death conqueror, the sin cleanser, the promise fulfiller, the one who specialises in making the impossible possible. He is the Faithful one, Abba father, the Lion of Judah. He is Yeshua – and you are the apple of His eye.
There are times when faith causes you to take action, while at other times you are called to wait in faith.
While fear causes us to act in haste, faith displays a quiet trust in God – even during perceived delays.
The greatest test of faith is times when it seems like God has pressed the pause button.
Remember: He who promised is faithful. Cling to Him while you’re in the waiting room of life.
If God has said it, He will accomplish it.