All of us, even the most skilled, the most organized among us,
face a future that is unknown.
To many of us worry about it.
If we are Christian we can say with confidence
“My future may be unknown,
But my God is not!”
Instead of worrying, praise God that He will bring you through.
Do not allow what you “see” in the natural to dictate your feelings or actions.
Rest in what you KNOW about God.
Rest in the truth of who you KNOW Him to be.
As Heb 11:1 (Emphasis Mine)says
FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (AMP).
Faith is an action word. It is a now thing. We are to be convinced that God is about to come through.
If you are going through a struggle and your faith is week
Ask God to strengthen your faith.
Ask God to give you peace, and hope, and an assurance of a the best possible outcome.
He will do so.
And when the doubts start to rise
run back to Him again
He will always be there (even when silent).
If you want a great faith
This is where you get it
The short answer Jesus!
The long one is too long to tell in a blog post (even for me) but I will sum it all up by telling the following true story.
A few years ago when I was in the middle of a fourteen day fast, I was going through a rough patch and was feeling kind of unloved. So I decided to take a walk and listen to worship music.
When I started my walk there was a light wind, nothing much, I could barely feel it.
When I was almost home I said something like “God I know that you love me but I really just need a hug, couldn’t you just give me a hug.”
Right then the wind came crashing upon me from every side. I spread my arms open wide and God just hit me from the front, back, side, top, and bottom with powerful gusts of wind.
That in itself is a beautiful thing.
But what is really awesome is the fact that at the EXACT moment the first gust hit me, I was listening to these exact lyrics were playing in my ears
His love’s like a hurricane
I am the tree
Oh How He Love Us
Oh How He Loves us
That is why I am willing to risk everything, risk my future and my children’s
Because God is not distant!!!
God hears our prayers!!!
God loves us passionately!!!!
Because I have asked God to redirect my steps and He hasn’t, because God keeps opening doors, because God loves me, I know that I can trust Him.
I can trust him with my future and my children’s future.
So can you!!!
Because He is no respecter of persons.
Believe Him to direct you steps, and then start stepping and you will be amazed at where you end up!!
I know I am!
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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29:11