WHEN FAITH MEANS WAITING
They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well, good thing
A little faith is all I have right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul
—MercyMe, "Even If"
This song perfectly expresses my journey through what I've come to call the "interregnum," or "in-between time" my pastor and I talked and cried and prayed over this week. For me, it's the experience of knowing God and believing he can heal my physical body and restore perfect health, while waiting for that healing to come to pass in reality to a watching world; and I am among those who wait and watch. So the interregnum is a journey requiring faith.
I chose that word, "interregnum" for myself from the medieval Latin because it literally means, "the interval between two royal reigns or governments" and figuratively, "a period of absence of some control."
For I know in my spirit that I am healed in my physical body (Romans 8:11), and when I pray I ask for that healing to manifest in me. And when I see it, I give God glory and praise; but even when I see he doesn't, it's not a "NO"—It's a "Wait for me, Dom; hope in me alone."
Such is the operational tempo of the interregnum, the period between my KNOWING that he has moved the mountain in my life and me SEEING the mountain moved. It is promised to all who have faith even as small as a mustard seed, Jesus told his disciples (Matthew 17:20). For even a small faith will save you; so allow me to ask: What is keeping you from trusting Jesus?
Dom De Bellis is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, coach, and minister of the Gospel. When he's not serving his church or Boy Scout Troop, he is helping people in cities grow organic food.