Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’m utterly amazed by all the wonderful truths of the Word, but, I’m not sure how God really expects me to live up to all that and work all those details in my life?” For each of us, there is that one (or a couple) of areas of our lives where we just feel like Jesus just doesn’t get us or He expects a little more than we can do. Maybe, or maybe not. If you fall in the ‘maybe’, this one’s for you. Karibu hapa:)……… It gets even harder to ‘faith it’ when others jeer at you, “Is ‘trusting in the Lord’ going to put food on your table?” “Is it going to get you a good girlfriend?”……..We may begin to think that though God’s ideals are truly impressive, He is not really in touch with reality, especially when we are faced with a situation that is beyond us.
The famed Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:11 said to the Son of Man, “Sir, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep….” Logic and face value facts told her that Jesus was being rather unreasonable, considering she knew the well better, having been in this water-fetching business long enough. She didn’t understand at that time, that things of the Kingdom are too big to be squeezed into the box of logic, too wide to fit into human philosophy and too deep to be understood by the wisest of men. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength (1 Cor 1:25).
It is easy to doubt God and the extent of His power than to doubt ourselves because we know what we are capable and incapable of doing. We know which areas of our lives we are able to handle and those which are beyond us, even when we cannot admit it. Something I have come to learn for myself: in this journey of faith, trying to understand and draw out everything leaves no room for God to work His way. Our human nature draws us to walk BY SIGHT – to see what will come of everything, to understand how our situations will change…and so on.
The well is deep! Deeper than the Samaritan woman even knew. Deeper than we probably think we know. Think of the depths of the “wells” in you. Some of the “wells” of hurt and trouble inside of us are so deep and when Jesus comes to help, we shrug Him off and say, “but the well is too deep, you can’t draw comfort and wholeness out of it.” Okay, lemme say this; you are right! Jesus does not bring anything up from the wells of human nature…He brings them up from above down to our hearts and fills all voids as they rightly should be filled.
It’s time to stop being a Christian when the faith walk is all glitz and glam. Time to ‘faith it’ in the tough seasons while placing our faith in the Almighty. We limit and impoverish the ministry of the Trinity everytime we fail to recognize His power over everything on this earth. Beware of sitting back and saying, “This well is too deep and besides, you do not have anything to draw from it.” We struggle to get to the bottom of our own “well” trying to draw water from it. Time to #surrender. We can’t do it on our own.