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.