Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! What a great day the Lord hath made! Just think…every day is a new beginning; one that through faith, can lead us to the unseen moments of God's richest blessings…Amen!!
The other day, while spending some quiet moments alone with God, I began to ask Him to help me in something I was experiencing at the time…and as I did; I began to say… "Please Lord, would you help me with this?" Immediately, I became speechless before Him, as He began to open up a thought before me, which is this… "When we have to beg the Lord to help us…or when we have to repeat a prayer over and over again; could it be that we are revealing a lack of faith?" One thing that I have learned thru time; is that our faith should convince us that God's already on it.
Last night, as I was thinking on this more, God began to lead me to a Bible verse in Hebrews 11:1, which reads… "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." In other words…faith is what actually leads us to the unseen blessings that God has in store for us. We shouldn't have to sit in a wallowing hole and beg God for His help, while we do nothing; but rather, we should be taking faith by the hand and allow it to lead us to the destination, in which God longs for us to discover His best. Think of it this way…when we get stuck in a repeated prayer…or a time when we beg God for His help; then these moments are only keeping us where we are. I think sometimes, we just feel the need to know everything…and what we feel should be taking place at the time, rather than follow after something we have no clue about; but we need to realize that moments such as these are only going to place a roadblock before us, and keep us distant from the unseen blessings that are awaiting us.
As I look back on my life…the thing that was the hardest for me to endure, was not knowing why I had to go through so many knee problems. Instead of life getting better, it only seemed to get worse, with more pain…dislocations and surgeries. When I was first diagnosed, I was around 10 years old…and it wasn't until the age of 43 that I came to see the reason behind it all. For many years, I begged God over and over again to relieve me of this suffering; but nothing seemed to happen. As I look back on these moments, I see one mistake I made; and that was that I had not allowed faith to walk me through it all. Eventually, a time did come, when I came to see this; and as I began to let the pain and suffering teach me new things and produce new growth within my life…with a true faith in God; that is when my eyes were opened to the answers that I had been searching for…for so many years of my life.
What really is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen; so if we are caught up in repeated prayers and begging God for His help; then does this reveal hearts that have a confident assurance that what we are asking God for will happen? I don't think so; because I have come to see that true faith is the certainty that what we hope for is already waiting for us, even though we cannot see it yet.
No matter what you may be facing today, may I encourage you to take faith by the hand and allow it to walk you through the darkened moments of despair. In other words…walk in a direction that will keep you pursuing God's best, until you find it. So many of us tend to expect God to do it our way; but that just doesn't always happen in the way we expect it to; and I have found that moments such as these only seem to take us off on some detour road that leads us away from these answers we so desperately need.
As we close, I would like you to think on one thing… "Why do we go to God in prayer, if we aren't going to believe in what we pray for?" A person who truly believes that God will work through their faith…to achieve what needs to be accomplished; is the one who never feels the need to beg God for help or pray repeatedly for one thing; but rather, that person will be the one who let's go and allows faith to lead them down a road to the unseen moments…moments that can bless and bring about God's very best.
Have a very blessed day…and remember to let go of everything, except for your faith in God!
God bless…and I will hope to be with you again on Monday…have a great weekend!
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