Finding Order In Life Through Faith
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 NKJV
We live in a time when most of us feel as though we do not have control over most of the areas of our life. Be honest, do you feel like your schedule is out of control and it is impossible for you to regain mastery of your time? How about your work or school, does it feel as though they control you and not the reverse? Do your finances seem to spiral out of control? These are very common feelings, in fact, they are a reality very few of us experience order in our life. It is a fight to get control of the things of life and get them ordered. The good news is that it does not have to be this way. You can effect changes that will allow you to regain order in all areas of your life and it starts with faith.
The verse above says that it is faith that allows us to understand that the Lord created all things in this universe and it is His hand that set it up and keeps is operating. The word “framed” in the verse above is also understood to mean “ordered”. That is important because it means that faith allows us to understand that God ordered the universe and kept it all in order right up to today. The universe is so large that it is difficult for us to even comprehend its magnitude, yet God keeps all of it operating in perfect order. It is amazing to realize how precisely and orderly our universe functions at His hand. As vast as the universe is with all the celestial bodies moving with both precision and predictable timing, in other words, with perfect order.
Astronomers can with pinpoint accuracy tell when and where everybody in the heavens will be at any point in time because it all runs with that degree of order and accuracy. God is a God of order and chaos is the opposite of God’s natural order of things. Yes, it is true that because of sin there is an element of chaos that mankind experiences, but it does not have to be that way. Faith is the beginning place of bringing order to your life and allowing you to regain control of all elements of your daily life.
It is by faith that we understand and know that God framed the worlds and kept them in order. In faith, we can also know that this same God of order desires that our daily walk will be marked by order and control and not chaos and confusion. In faith, we can know that this order was already established for us in the spiritual realm and if we look to Him with spiritual eyes we will see that order and the peace that comes with it, is already there for us, we just must lay hold of it through faith.
You may look at your life today and think to yourself “I see no evidence of order anywhere in my life”! But realize that the same God who created the universe that we see, live in and experience made all it from things we could not see because they emanate from the spiritual realm. In that same spirit realm, you find that same order is established for you in every area of your life if you will speak His order into your life and believe. Order will come not through your abilities of efforts, but from your faith allowing those unseen promises to move from the spiritual arena into your daily existence.
J Todd Hostetler