Keep on Believing! Keep on Shining!

We can all relate to this at one time or another in our walk with the Lord where we felt defeated and disappointed, where we believed that God would intervene on our situation, and we felt let down when He didn’t. There are times when we are too quick to throw away our faith when we’re faced with disappointment, because our prayers aren’t answered the way we expected. Hebrews 10:35 (NLT) says: “Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you!” Sometimes it’s very easy for us to remain doubtful and discouraged when you had prayed against something happening. But if you are determined to shake off your doubts, and to reach out for a miracle in the face of apparent defeat, God will honor your faith by working wonders for you if you keep believing.

Keep believing

“Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing.” Mark 5:36 AMP

In Chapter 5 of the Gospel of Mark, a man named Jairus asks Jesus to come heal his dying daughter. Before they reach the man’s home, they are met with the news that the girl is already dead.

This account is a message of hope and encouragement to those of us who have trusted the Lord for help, but have been met with disappointment and defeat. When the Lord tells us to “keep on believing,” He’s basically saying: “I know things look bad right now, but don’t lose your faith in Me. Give Me the opportunity to reveal My presence and power in the midst of this apparent defeat.” I believe that these “apparent defeats” are some of the greatest opportunities we will ever have to witness the miracle-working power of God in our lives. It is when you believe the Word of God regardless of the circumstances that you can break through and see God bring life to your situation.

What circumstances are in your life right now that the Lord might want you to apply this message to? Ask Him today, promising Him your willingness to trust Him, even in the “hopeless” situations He doesn’t want you to give up on. May our declaration of faith always be—“But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise You more and more”! (Psalm 71:14)

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I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God! Ministry: Lost Sheep Ministries on Facebook

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