Having Faith in God
I've discovered, in the last few weeks, even more so now than ever, that faith does not just believe God for things; it’s trusting Him and being faithful to Him. It’s fidelity. It’s staying committed to Him through everything. Just like in a physical relationship trust must be there in order for there to be a valid commitment.
We must understand that the enemy is against commitment, so he will try to suggest to us that God is not real, that God doesn't care, that God is not concerned about what we go through, which ultimately could be an open door for many of us to throw in the towel and stop trusting God. Trust is linked to love. If there is no trust there is fear. And according to 1 John 4:18, “there is no fear in love.”
If there is an issue with faith there is an issue with love. We come to God for so many different reasons. Many of us were introduced to God out of fear of hell, so we went to Him because we wanted Him to save us from eternal damnation. We were scared to God, and this can cause us to always feel like we have to protect ourselves and make our own way when it comes to the promises of God. When we are in tight situations where our faith is being tested we feel the pressure to run the other way and try to do things on our own.
However, God wants us to know that He loves us. He cares about us, and He is concerned about what concerns us. He sees what we’re dealing with; He knows about them. He’s not oblivious to them, neither is He intimidated by them. Our reality says otherwise, but reality and Truth are two different things. We must hold on to the Word of God and abandon those thoughts that want us to go the other way.
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