RECOVERY OF FAITH
by David Wilkerson | June 7, 2011
I have a special word for all who face impossibilities: A recovery of faith depends on a fuller revelation of the love of our heavenly Father toward us.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing (Zephaniah 3:17). Here is a glorious revelation of the steadfastness of Gods love for his people. Scripture tells us he rests and rejoices in his love for us!
The Hebrew word for rest here means God hasnt a single question concerning his love for us. In other words, he has fixed, or settled, his love for us, and he will never take it away. In fact, were told God is so satisfied in his love for us that he sings about it.
Can you imagine this? Here is a manifestation in heaven of Gods delight over you. John Owen interprets the passage this way: God leaps, as overcome with joy.
Moreover, Paul tells us, everything that is out of divine orderall that is of unbelief and confusionis changed by the appearance of Gods love. After that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared (Titus 3:4)
In the preceding verse, Paul says, We ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived (3:3). In other words: Everything was out of order. Our faith was not an overcoming one. But the kindness and love of God appeared, which the Father shed on us abundantly through Christ.
When Paul says the love of God appeared, he uses a word from a Greek root meaning superimposed. In short, the Lord looked down on us poor, struggling souls, full of fear and questioning, and he superimposed this revelation: My love will deliver you. Rest and delight in my love for you.
I thank God for the day his love appeared to me. There is no faith that can stand against impossibilities unless everythingevery problem, every afflictionis committed into the loving care of our Father. When my situations are at their worst, I must rest in simple faith.