Today, while I was walking to work from where I parked, the wind was gusting across Milwaukee. However, unlike a “normal” windy day, the wind would throw me backward, then change direction and blow me forward, and then change direction – again – and toss me to the right and left. No matter how stiffly I braced myself, the wind would still eventually blow me in the direction it wanted me to go.
Now, you’re probably wondering why I’m telling you about the unfortunate weather that Wisconsinites (yup, that’s what we’re called) have to deal with, so let me explain. Imagine you’re finally walking forward, towards the destination (which can either be heaven or whatever plan God has for you) and, then, the wind starts to blow. It knocks you down, it pushes you to the ground and it makes you furious that your life is going so negatively. The “wind” might be crashing your car, being completely broke and unable to afford anything besides fifty dollars worth of groceries. Then, on top of all of that, you’re insurance company tells you they need to further investigate the circumstances regarding the crashing of your car before they will go forward and pay for it. Realistically, there are probably quite a few other things going on in the background regarding school, work, relationships and, well, life in general.
You finally reach a point when the wind is blowing from all directions, a point where you are in your bed crying out to God, asking him to please stop hurting you. It’s around this point when your faith in him starts to slip, when you start begging him to fix something – anything. This moment, when you need to hold God closer than ever, you probably want to push him away. How could he let all of this – plus more – continue to happen to you?
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. – Hebrews 11:1”
It’s at this point that the wind finally starts to blow you off course, in a different direction and you have an option – stand strong or let the wind blow you away? This is the moment when you need to have faith as powerful as two blind men, faith the God is capable of doing the impossible, faith that God will continue to hold you up and faith that everything is going to work out – even if you don’t understand how.
Our Holy Father is asking you the same question Jesus Christ asked long ago, “Do you believe I am able to do this?” and, according to our faith, it will be done. (Matthew 9:28-30) So, the real question is, will you let God carry you through the wind and rely on him to complete the impossible? Or will you give up on the all powerful and try to manage your life by yourself? Think about it. Pray about it.