If you haven’t read Part 1, you may want to do so before reading Part 2
When we trust God completely, he smiles
Noah had another reason why God smiled, he trusted God completely, even when it didn’t make sense. Let me explain.
Most of us know, or heard, the story about Noah building the ark. Well, the Bible say,
“By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. Noah was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told… As a result, Noah became intimate with God.” Hebrews 11: 7 (MSG)
When God told Noah to build the ark, he could have given God excuses. For example:
- It hadn’t rained in years, because God irrigated the earth from the ground up.
- There ocean was hundreds of miles from where Noah built the ark.
- How was Noah going to round-up all the animals?
In addition, it took Noah 120 years to build the ark without a sign of rain. I’m sure within that 120 years, Noah was talked about, laughed upon, and disliked just to name few. Yet, Noah kept building.
Trusting God completely means having faith in what God says without seeing what he said.
Now, I’d like to ask you the same question that was poised to me.
Q. In what area of your life do you need to trust God completely?
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11: 1 (KJV)
The Bible also says,
“And without faith it is impossible to please God… ” Hebrews 11: 6 (NIV)