The Oxymoron That Is Our Faith

The Oxymoron That Is Our Faith

Thursday, 23 May 2019

“Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the LORD – Isaiah 54:1 NIV.


Things of the spirit if taken at face value don’t make sense, they are crazy. Someone once said faith is contrary to facts. He said he doesn’t deny the facts at hand yet chooses to believe what God has said. I was blown away by the fact that he acknowledges the physical manifestation of the current predicament yet chooses to believe what God has promised, what He has spoken (the importance of knowing what God says about your current situation).

The above Scripture tells how a childless woman should sing for joy, how she has more children (although barren) than the married woman. She has a current predicament (no children) yet she must praise God and rejoice (I’ll say it again…crazy!) because many are her kids. Meaning you start praising God for what you have not yet attained in the physical (2 Cor. 4:18).

“Enter the Temple gates with thanksgiving; go into its courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise him,” Psalm 100:4 (GNT). This Scripture shows how Praise and Thanksgiving are forms of worship. We praise in and out of season, in lack and in plenty, in the good and in the bad. We are a Job generation. The Oxymoron that is our faith.

You start praising God for what you have not yet attained in the physical

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