We need spiritual trifocals these days. There is a three-way look which our Lord set forth in His discourse about the end of the age (Luke 21:25-36). The outlook is bad, with distress of nations, perplexity, men’s hearts failing them for fear. The uplook is good, for our Lord is coming back. When we see the signs we are to look up and lift up our heads, not drop them in despair nor shake them in doleful lament. In the light of all this we need to have an inlook, to take heed unto ourselves, to watch and pray, to take spiritual stock and inventory. You are in plenty of trouble unless you are fitted with these trifocals!
FAITH OR “IT”?
According to your faith be it unto you.
“According to your faith be it…” Be what? How much does “it” include? Here is one of the smallest and one of the biggest words—small in the dictionary but large in our text! For “it” includes all our need which God will supply according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. And the measure of that supply is “according to your faith.” You may have all you need and all that faith will take. Whether that need be trivial or tremendous makes no difference to God—everything is His, anyway. You need not mind bringing to Him the simplest matter. The sparrow’s fall does not escape His notice. Nor will you strain the heavenly resources with a stupendous request. The ocean will hold up a boat or a battleship, and God’s grace will stand any weight you put on it.
So, whatever “it” may be that you are facing, no matter how hard or hopeless “it” may seem, do not let “it” dominate your faith, make “it” submit to your faith. “According to your faith be it” is God’s yardstick, not “According to it be your faith.”
Are you living by the tyranny of “it” or by the Triumph of Faith?