Years ago, Timex had a slogan about their watches: “Timex…takes a licking and keeps on ticking.” The idea was simply that no matter what you did to a Timex watch, it would keep working. If I remember correctly, they even had a commercial that showed a barren wasteland after a nuclear explosion. Lying on the ground was a Timex watch…ticking away!
Faith is a lot like that…it takes a licking and keeps on ticking! So many things try to disrupt our faith. But it seems that we as the church just keep ticking away.
Satan hates our faith. Why? Because the root cause of his fall from heaven is the idea that he lost faith in his creator. Illustration: What amazes me is this: He pushes us…and often tries our faith…and most often pushes us right into the arms of God. He can’t seem to be able to control himself…and the result is that we grow in faith.
But here’s the deal: Even though our faith is shaken up at times, even though our faith is challenged and disrupted…we have to continue to lean on the understanding that behind it all…God is at work.