(Faith) – Noun
1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
2. Strong belief in God or doctrines of a
religion, based on spiritual apprehension
rather than proof.
What is faith? Faith is knowing whatever you are going through, you know GOD is right there too helping you.
Psalm 22:19 (NIV)
19 But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
You may not think He is there, but that is what Faith is all about. An with faith you can do anything.
Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
God is the one that gives us strength. You can’t see him but you know He’s there.
So if you are in need of something? And you pray about it, it says it shall be answer, if you have faith.
Matthew 21:22 (ESV)
22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
We all have hope, that God will answer, and give us strength while were waiting.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
This is a great saying to focus on. AMEN
Here is a quote from DaveWillis.org
“Faith isn’t a feeling. It’s a choice to trust God even when the road ahead seems uncertain.”
“What Kind of Person Are You?”
The Bible teaches us that as long as we confess our sins we will be forgiven, but there are still people who aren’t’ quite sure of the word, who like to procrastinate, and have a hard time forgiving people.
Are you one of those people?
As a procrastinator we tend to put off things, that shouldn’t be put off and that could help other people as well.
Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Colossians 4:5 (NIV)
5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
Being nice to people, and making the most of your time, things will come your way, and that’s because you didn’t sit around and procrastinate, you got up and did something.
What about forgiving?
Has someone hurt you? Made you mad, so mad, that you think that it’s unforgivable.
Matthew 6:15 (NIV)
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Just like this verse says, Our Heavenly Father forgave us, so why can’t you forgive that person or person’s for what they did to you. It is never good to let something go on amongst friends, or family. It can make you sick and cause health problems.
Luke 6:37 (NIV)
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
(Here is a poem I wrote called “People”, this is where I got my idea for this wks message)
What kind of person are you?
Are you a person, in a wheelchair who
needs Gods help.
Are you a person, who doesn’t believe in
God but should.
Are you a hard working person, who doesn’t
think you have time for God.
Whatever kind of person you are, you should
always make time for God.
Because He is in control.
This is out of my book called: God Is Speaking…Can You Hear Him.
“Waiting On God”
Waiting on God can be so hard when you are in pain, and waiting surgery. Not sure when that date will be, cause of other circumstances. Patience is the key with God.
Psalm 37:7 (NIV)
7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
Whatever your situation is…. you have to be strong and know God is working on a plan to resolve it for you. It’s hard I know, but in heart there’s a little voice telling you I’m right here. That little voice is God.
Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)
18 Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!
So by waiting on God with patience, he will show you compassion in the long run you just have to wait. HE LOVES YOU AND CARES WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE, THE PAIN AND SORROWS.
Psalm 25:5 (NIV)
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
I will wait for your answers. I know your timing is perfect. You know the pain I’m in and you know who else needs you. You have the whole world in your hands.
THIS IS THE BOOK TO TURN TOO!
SAVED BY CHRIST IS A GREAT FEELING!
Originally posted on Sacred Touches: **Images via Pinterest; collage by Natalie
In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalms 56:11 NASB http://bible.com/100/psa.56.11.NASB