Hebrews 11 v 6: 'Without faith no-one can please God. Anyone who comes
to God must believe that He is real and that He rewards those who
truly want to find Him.'
I have been a Christian most of my life, always constant, always the same. But in the last 6 months, my life has been on the edge. Doubt and fear have nearly ruined me. It got to the point where I barely dared to believe God's word. It seemed like all I had ever known was shaken.
That awful time has revolutionised my Christianity. It brought me to
an uncomfortable place where I was treading on a thin line, close to
throwing the idea of God out of my life. But it has made me realise,
for the first time in 21 years of living in a big Christian family and
doing church every Sunday, that
faith is everything.
It's during difficult and uncertain times when what God wants the most
is for you to trust Him. It's like he's saying 'Hey, I know you're
struggling there but I know the plans I have for you! I can see into
the future, I know best, and I want to take care of you, if you'll
just give me the chance!' Sometimes we think we know best, or we want
something so badly, that we take things into our own hands. What is
always difficult to remember in situations like this, is that there's
a fella up there with big, strong hands, looking to take care of
everything for you with a wicked capability. There's a verse in Romans
everything works together for the good of those who love the Lord. So God works the big and the little things all together to make a success story out of our
lives, even (and especially) when we screw things up ourselves. The hard part is having faith in Him, and trusting Him. That's all it requires. And that's why
it's the most important thing about being a Christian. That's why the Bible talks about faith so much (see any variety, any version, and you'll soon see). That's why if you read Abraham's story you'll understand why God commended him so much for his faith.
Gotta make a big decision and you can't decide what's right? Stop
worrying. SHHHH! Trust Him, follow Him, honour Him. But then, does
everything in your life
seem to be going the wrong way? Still, I say to you - SHHHHH! Trust Him! Are you feeling like you're going to make a mess of things and bad stuff will happen? Shhhhhhh!!! Have some faith!
The answer that serves all your worries - trust God. He's got a bigger
brain, and He can see a lot more of the future than you can. Just give
it a try. Think
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