There is a song out on christian radio right now that for weeks I just didn't like or should I say, I didn't like because of were my heart was at. the words are... [youtube] Be still, there is a healer His love is deeper than the sea His mercy, it is unfailing His arms are a fortress for the weak Let faith arise Let faith arise I lift my hands to believe again You are my refuge, You are my strength As I pour out my heart, these things I remember You are faithful, God, forever Be still, there is a river That flows from Calvary's tree A fountain for the thirsty Pure grace that washes over me So let faith arise Let faith arise Open my eyes Open my eyes I lift my hands to believe again You are my refuge, You are my strength As I pour out my heart, these things I remember You are faithful, God You are faithful, God, forever I found myself not liking it due to the way I was feeling about what I'm going though that God really wasn't being faithful or that He was just letting me hang not telling me what to do, but then it hit me today... What He's been telling me is that I need to have faith that He will be faithful to me and to what He has called me to and that Not only does he know what He has for me, but He knows when the right time is for each thing to happen. Even though I struggle to have faith in what I can not see, I will stand and hold unto what His word say, That no matter what He will always be faithful to do what He said He would do [youtube] Just another one that seems to sum up were I am right now.
You nailed it. Anyone can say they love and trust God when the sun is shining, your income exceeds your expenses, you're not dealing with health issues, relation issues, etc. It is easy to "have faith" during these moments but according to Hebrews 11:1, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. If this is true, is that really faith?
To me, faith is believing that God has you... no matter what. Faith is not based upon our circumstances, it is based upon God! This means that regardless of what anyone else says, regardless of how bad the situation is, we choose, yes choose, to cling to God.
Remember, the enemy kicks up into high gear whenever he sees someone living by faith. He absolutely hates it and does his best to shake you. Of course this can completely backfire on him because when your faith is shaken you have two options. You can either shrug and say I guess I didn't have enough faith or ... you fall on your face before God lamenting that you don't have enough and faith and please, please... will He forgive you and give you more. Do you see what that lead to?
One of my favorite passages of scripture is 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 [quote]That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (NLT)[/quote]
[i] *K takes Hispianolady by the hand. [/i]
We will continue to trust God... no matter what!