The Power of Faith!

In the scripture below, Jesus teaches us how to release our faith so that it can work on our behalf to bring about the things that we need. Jesus told the disciples that if they had faith, they could say what they wanted to see come to pass, and then they would have it. This means that we are to speak those things that we have the faith for; and then we should expect to receive what we have spoken. Our mouths have the ability to create… this is especially true when we confess with our mouth based on what we believe in our heart. 

Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:19-20

It’s amazing to me how faith can be so tiny, and yet be so powerful that if it is used effectively can move something as massive as a mountain. Nevertheless, that is exactly what Jesus said, and He didn’t exaggerate. This tells us that faith is powerful. Therefore, when we declare those things that we need to happen in our lives, we must stand in faith.

Furthermore, when we choose to respond to a negative report or a bad situation in faith, we are empowered to move forward to victory over the enemy that has attacked us. In other words, faith will help us walk “out of” problems that might otherwise try to hold us captive. Instead of accepting an evil report as the final word for this season of our lives, we must choose to stand on God’s Word in faith and trust in God’s plan to bring us through victoriously.

If you’ve hit a seemingly impossible situation, and everything in your soul is telling you that it won’t pass, then make a conscious decision to standby faith. Many Christians are living in bondage to past situations simply because they don’t know how to “choose to respond” by faith and walkout of the pit of hopelessness. If you see yourself as more than a conqueror through Christ, you will be more than a conqueror. Faith works, but you have to work it!

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“The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?

Maybe you have spent much of yesterday anxious and feeling out of sorts, where a multitude of emotions ranging from intense pain and anger to complete happiness and joy. Where it’s been a challenging day to say the least. Sadly, in the midst of this challenging day maybe you lost sight a little of how God has been working in your life. You got so consumed with the hurt that you lost sight of the Kingdom and the King. I hope this message helps you focus your gaze upward instead of inward by reminding you that our Father in Heaven is for you and is looking out for you. 

 “The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1


Psalm 27 should really be a life verse for us. It should be where we run in times of turmoil and meet the truth and love of our God. It reminds me that there is always a place to go in times of need. It reminds me that there is never a reason to feel alone because even in the darkest places in our minds and the deepest places in our hearts God is able to shelter us in His love.


Life is not without adversity and following Jesus is not without its share of trials and tribulations. Jesus promised that it would be this way; that in following Him the earthly result would not always seem all that rewarding; that the people we care about and serve will sometimes hurt us.


So what’s the application? I think for me Psalm 27 reminds me that my relationship with God is one of pure dependence.  He is my rock and He is my shelter. My job is to seek Him, do what He tells me to do, and know that in all my activities He is there looking out for me.

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This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls! 

Good morning everyone I was led to share this message with you. If you’re going through a dark and difficult period in your life right now, this verse below will give you a new and valuable insight through it. It will show you how you could remain more stable during trials and tribulations if you would purposefully place your hope in God and His Word, allowing that hope to act as an anchor for your soul. We need reminded that our souls are made up of our mind, will, and emotions, you will began to understand how learning the principles in this verse could make you more stable, and how they could help you to avoid being tossed to and fro by the people and circumstances surrounding you. 

“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary” Hebrews 6:19


Perhaps when you’re going through difficult times, you find that hard to believe. I think we can all relate to that. But if we take these wonderful insights that says that if we think of faith as a choice, rather than an ability, we will understand that faith is actually simpler than it seems. And we can ask the Lord to help us to make that choice. Psalm 31:24 says: “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” As we do our part by making the decision to take our stand in faith, and to place our hope in God, He has promised to do His part by strengthening us, and helping us to stand firm till the victory comes.


Let me encourage you with these words, that until you began devoting yourselves to His Word that you won’t have something tangible that you could hang on to when times got rough. There have been many times when my faith was stretched to the limit, and all I could do was cling to God’s promise in Isaiah 49:23 (NIV): “Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed.” I can’t promise that every time you place your hope in God, things will turn out exactly the way you want them to. But I CAN promise you that every time you choose to hope instead of doubt, the Lord will honor your faith somehow. And that is why I urge you today-“Wait for God. Wait with hope. Hope now; hope always!” (Psalm 131:3 MSG)

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How to react when God says NO!

Let’s consider the context here. When Jesus said “You may ask me for anything,” it wasn’t an open invitation for the will of man to reign. It was an invitation for man to participate in the will of God through prayer. It was about us asking for things that will bring glory to God the Father. Asking “in my name” is all about the will of God being done on earth as it is in heaven – not the whim of mankind.   

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” (John 14:12-14).

Is God obligated to answer our prayers in the way we want Him to? No, He’s not. I don’t know His exact plan for your life. What I do know is this: God is a good and faithful God. “The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast forever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness”(Psalm 111:7-8).           

When it comes to God’s character, faithfulness doesn’t mean that He will always come through for us in the way we expect. It means He will see His plans through to completion, that He will keep His promises, that He will continue to work in our lives for our ultimate good – not necessarily our immediate happiness.

If we think that God can’t say no to us, then we’ve put ourselves on the throne and not God. Prayer is not about getting God to do what we want Him to do; it is about releasing God’s will on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). It doesn’t change His mind and He’s not a genie in a bottle whose wish is our command. God is God–and He is faithful, no matter which way He moves. God is our heavenly Father. Our parent. He wants mature, wise children. Not spoiled children. He loves us too much for that.

He even told His own Son “no” in order to accomplish His great purposes.On the night He was betrayed, Jesus was distraught to the point of sweating blood in the Garden of Gethsemane. Crying out to God, He “knelt down and prayed, saying, ‘Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done’” (Luke 22:41-42, ESV).           

God said no to Jesus because the request of His Son did not line up with His will. And because God said no, you and I can experience grace, forgiveness, peace, and salvation. In order for God to be glorified in His life, Jesus had to submit to the will of the Father. In order for God to be glorified in our lives, we, too, must submit to the will of the Father–and His will is always what’s best for us because He is faithful.

At times the wounds of life leave us reeling. At times God allows trials that seem unbearable. Even in those times, God remains the same and He can be trusted. We must choose to trust. And that choice is directly linked with the promise of blessing. Psalm 84:12 says, “O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.” No matter what you pray for or desire, you can trust Him, whether His answer is “No,” or “Yes.”

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Trust God’s Promises

We all face difficult moments—the loss of a loved one, the pain of a broken dream, or the mourning of a shattered heart. When we do, we need to put one foot in front of the other and believe God will lead us to the place we need to be.

“Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.”  Deuteronomy 7:9

As followers of Christ, our hope is that we will make it through the desert wilderness. We can’t see the end, but just as God has brought through those who have gone before us, we must believe he is able to do the same for us. We must hold on to his promises. He will lead us. He will guide us. He will provide for us. He will refine us. He will give us what we need in the midst of our confusion or suffering.

The Bible is full of promises. There are general promises that speak to the body of believers as well as examples of specific promises given to believers who came before us. What are God’s promises to you? God isn’t speaking in Morse code, communicating in confusing ways you have to work hard to discern. His Word is right there before you. It is “alive and powerful” (Hebrews 4:12) and God will speak through the pages of Scripture. You can fully embrace and rely on the truth you find there.

On your desert journey, you will be tempted to forget or question God’s promises. In those moments, trust this reality: The Lord may delay fulfilling his promises, but he will never deny them.

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Lay up Every Fear at His Feet!

We need to come to God by faith, and lay up every fear and worry at His feet. We may not be sure what the future holds for us, but we do know that God is with us every step of the way. So when you get tempted to worry, please remember to trust Him. When fear attacks you choose to pray instead of panic, knowing He is your Lord and your Shepherd, and praise Him for His faithfulness in your life, even when you don’t understand and can’t see the next step. 

“God did not give us a spirit that makes us fear or timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control” 2 Timothy 1:7

The Lord commands us to fear not. But how many of us do fear, especially when it comes to the unknown. Fear and faith mix about as well as oil and water; yet we walk with the Lord, day after day, with both of these operating in our lives. The fact that God knows all about us, even to the number of hairs on each head, should give us great comfort as we step out into the unknown future He has laid out before us. Can you step into tomorrow without fear? Are you able to leave tomorrow untouched by anxiety or manipulation? The Lord would have us grow in faith as we discover what great value He has given us.  As our faith grows, our fear should diminish. Which of these is controlling your life today, fear or faith?

The good news is what lies ahead is no surprise to God. In fact, He has already been where we are going, isn’t that encouraging to know. That reason alone empowers us to face every tomorrow with hope, knowing if you’re a born-again believer whatever touches us passes through His hands, with His permission. It is not God’s plan for us to dwell in fear or for fear to rule our lives. He has already set in motion the defeat and fall of every giant we will ever face in our lives. Our responsibility is to step through our fear, facing every giant in God’s power and with His promises. The Holy Spirit will guide the path of His truth to its destined mark, taking down the giant obstacles lurking in each tomorrow. 

He is the same yesterday, today and forever! As we face the days ahead we must put our trust in Almighty God, the Giant Killer. So then, my friends, I ask you, what is there to fear?

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Trust God in the Midst of a Messy Day!

Trust God in the midst of a messy day. His inner calm – His Peace in His Presence – need not be shaken by what is going on around you. Though we live in this temporal world, our innermost being is rooted and grounded in eternity. When we start to feel stressed, we need detach ourselves from the disturbances around us. Instead of desperately striving to maintain order and control in our little world, we need relax and remember that circumstances cannot touch God’s Peace. 

 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

We will definitely have trouble in this world, and even the Lord acknowledges this in His Word. But somehow we’re supposed to relax and detach ourselves from it. What a challenging thing the Lord asks us to do! Everything in our flesh wants us to take control, fix things, fix others, run ourselves ragged until we’ve solved every single problem in our lives.  Yet, this is the exact opposite of what the Lord wants for us.

How do we live in the world, but not be OF the world? It definitely starts with being in His Word daily, praying and thanking the Lord, seeking His Face, fellowshipping with other believers, and helping those in need to expand the Kingdom. But probably the most successful way of achieving all of this is that one little word at the beginning of this devotional: TRUST.

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