Having faith in God is easy to say when things are going well. When things get tough it may not be so easy to do. It’s during these times that our true character and faith level begins to manifest. There’s nothing like a good old fashion lay off, mortgage increase or a family problem to put your faith to the test. That’s when we begin to discover the truth about ourselves. Is our faith in our job, our spouse(if married), our family or in our God? Have a wonderful day as you continue to put your faith and trust in God.
Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God.” Mark 11:22
In all these circumstances there are different positions we can take. We can take the position of feeling like we are being punished for something we did. We can take the stance of fighting it with the individuals who are the bearers of “the bad news” or we can take the position of just standing still and having faith in God.
When we have faith in God we are saying that we trust, rely and have an assurance in Him. We may not have all of the definitive answers, but we know that God is going to work it out for our good. The Bible encourages us to know that all things work together for our good because we love Him. (Romans 8:28). God is our Father and He wants the best for us. We have to be like a tree in God, planted and rooted,(Jeremiah 17:8) allowing nothing to shake our faith in Him.
My friends, God wants us to fully trust and rely in Him. This is inclusive of the good times, bad times, misfortunes, mistakes and life’s continual curves. It’s in these moments we can truly appreciate the awesomeness of God. “Without faith we can’t please God.”(Hebrews 11:6) As we strive to achieve all that God has assigned us to do, we must make sure our faith is in Him. People will fail us, but know that when your faith is in God there is no failure in Him.
Jesus is a safe harbor
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!
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You’ve done a good job defining Faith