Having faith involves trust, risk and works.
Trust is believing God tells us the truth in the Bible no matter what else is going on. We trust God will do what He says and is who He says.
Risk is the not knowing how God is working in the background and it may be very different than you imagine. Yes, we risk getting into something uncomfortable when we obey and trust God. God is still in control and we have to trust again.
Faith without works is dead. Stepping out in faith is an action. You cannot step while sitting on your butt. Faith in God is getting out there.
Faith involves trust, risk and works. And I venture that discipline or self-control, humility and ownership also play an integral role in living a life of faith.
And a close prayer life and relationship with God will makeup for any little weakness we possess naturally. That is the key to everything in life really. Simple truth.❤
1. God can do absolutely anything He wants to do.
2. He will not do anything against His character or Word.
3. God’s ways are higher than ours and He sees the past, present and future all at once and lives in them all because He is not bound by time like we are.
4. God is the Great Physician because He knows us better than anyone because He lovingly made us.
5. Faith releases His healing n in our lives.
6. (Here is the difficult one:) Sometimes He heals differently than we want but it is always for His and our best.
7. Healing can be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual but God always heals the way you truly need it best at the moment you humbly pray for healing.
8. You may still have the physical impairment because He needs you to know He is enough for you and you have not learned that yet or so you may help others.
9. God always wants and works for what is best for His work and you.
10. Trust is faith that God has healed you in the way you need it and that He is in loving charge of you.❤
Without questioning it before, I have heard “When God closes the door, look for a window.” And I used to think that was good advice. Now, I see it as very faith-simple. Why, with the Lord, do we have to even have an opening to go through? We only have to believe in God and His plan big enough and humbly pray to that end and He will certainly provide whatever way He knows is best to accomplish the task. To limit God’s power to a pre-made opening is either too tiny in the faith department, not believing the Bible’s truth that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13), ignorance of either or a lack of contrition/humility. God can do absolutely anything and needs nothing but faith and a humble and earnest request to accomplish it as long as it glorifies Himself and He is in agreement. That is faith. That we don’t need an opening, just faith and humble prayer. ❤
Trusting God requires contrition/humility that we cannot do it alone. It is the antithesis of pride and self-focus/independence. This is what makes it difficult for people. Rather than giving up control and pride, people will cling kicking and screaming to their problem- real or imagined- and carry it around with them everywhere, whining and worrying about it. It is like a stray dog they refuse to give up on that is eating them out of ouse and home but they refuse to give it up. It isn’t even theirs! And it hates them and bites them all the time. Still they work to keep it. No value at all? No matter, I can handle this.
This is worry. It is irrational. It is stupid. It is foolish and denotes a lack of contrition and trust in God. Trusting in God is to entrust everything to him. Give him the stray dog and let Him tame it or put it down as He deems fit. Be okay with God solving your problems- real or imagined. Give God the ok to work in your life for the best. Then relax and rest in His peace and joy. It is simple. Just do it.😄❤
Laying down your burdens to the Lord requires the first step of laying down your pride and tight grip on these burdens. We fixate on the problems and thus they grow while our faith hangs put on the sidelines and shadows waiting its use. We need to humble our heart and visualize placing our problems/burdens at the foot of Jesus who can actually help and grab our faith up and then let go of those burdens. Then focus on God who just helped you yet again and thank Him for it. Ponder His amazing ability to handle every problem in the world simultaneously. Really try to n wrap your head around that and then be thankful that such a powerful God delicately made you and sustains you because of His enormous, unfathomable love for you.❤❤❤
When you take a step in the fog, it is an act of faith based on the security of pavement underneath you that will hold you up. You can’t always see it or doubt its ability to support your weight. The fog is just too thick at that moment. That is what faith is… trusting what you cannot see at that moment. And in the spiritual realm, that is the way of it. When we are secure in our salvation through Jesus Christ by accepting His security under us, we have faith that we are secure in Him even when we are blinded by a myriad of distractions around us. We are never insecure, never ever without God or His eternal security, no matter what other noise surrounds us. Faith is the key. Believe it no matter what we are seeing. Say it out loud. Believe it. Know it. We may not see our spiritual eternal security but it is there and will always be there. That empowers us to rest in God’s security and do our love work in appreciation and obedience. That is so cool!😄❤
Faith and fear are polar opposites. When one increases, the other decreases. One (faith) is from God and one (fear) is very very not. And fear is the cause of worry. So worry is also the opposite of faith. And I hear Christians say they worry about this and that. The sin of worry and fear is focusing on the problem and not God who gives faith and can conquer quite literally any battle before you. When we worry or fear, we call God inadequate to help us. We are not relying on God in faith. So to build faith, which should be our goal, we humbly pray and release the problem to God, who can handle it. Keep doing this. And repeat. Every good thing comes from exercise and practice. Exercise faith in God and it will grow. He is the answer.❤❤❤