WHEN IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE, HAVE *FAITH*!
The past week hasn’t been easy. Not that I didn’t enjoy it, or people, or Church, or work or even the sun rising but it has been a hard week because my feelings and emotions were going again up and down as the days were passing by. And if you read my previous post « EMOTIONS; WHEN THEY GET UNCONTROLLABLE » you will know that I have this tendency to let my emotions take control. I am human and I am still working on this ; getting better for sure but there is some time when I just feel overwhelmed and I let it happen instead of fighting back.
So the past week has been kinda like this, but then, on the weekend, something changed…! Something I knew for years but had never experienced! Folks, I tell you, this thing I know very well with my head, has suddenly ended up on my heart and that was it!
This very thing is… FAITH.
And it is weird because to be honest, I have and always had total faith in God and His existence. I have total faith that God can answer people’s requests.But when it was coming to me, my faith in God’s replies seemed more like « I trust you God! But what if I am wrong about what I hear from you… Is it really what you are saying? »
And this is very confusing because I love Jesus, and I trust Him and know that He answers the heart’s desire, but for some reason, I couldn’t apply it for my own life!! Yet, His word says in Psalm 37:4 « Take delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart’s desire ».
He was saying that to me as well, of course! God doesn’t have favorite people among others. But it is only when we let God take total control of our emotions that He really can work things through.
Before going on with my story, let me tell you first what is FAITH according to the Bible:
Hebrew 11:1 explains that « faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen ; It gives us assurance about things we cannot see »
I received this verse 2 weeks ago. And I needed those 2 full weeks for the word to make its way and to make it clearer in my heart.
What is amazing with God is that He is so patient with us and never stops speaking to us!!
Last week, when I had issues with this simple 5 letters word FAITH, I received from God an encouragement for each very day of the week! Some were found in PassTheWord (a text that I receive each morning from a friend), some were found in the Bible during my each morning reading and some were found in my every morning devotional. And what really stunned me was that God had something to say each-day-of-this-past-week!
“But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.” (Luke 11:28). Meditate His Word and take up challenges by exercising your faith!
Don’t force the hand of God by searching solutions by yourself because « The Lord is not slow to do what he has promised, as some think. » (2 Peter 3:9)
But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.” (Mark 5:36). The faith never fails. Don’t doubt and persevere, your answer is on the way.
« My future is in your hands. Rescue me… » (Psalm 31:15). Some events of your life escape your control but God takes everything in hand!
James 5 :7-8 « Be patient […], Keep your hopes high […] »
James 5 :16 « […] The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect. »
1 Peter 1 :6 « […] There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. »
1 Peter 4 :19 « […] trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you. »
Morning Devotional Book « The Streams in The Desert »:
Difficulties and obstacles are God’s challenge to our faith.
God’s timing is not ours to command.
Ask in faith without wavering, but never cease to petition the King because He has delayed His reply.
Blessed is the one who waits (Daniel 12 :12)
Wait in faith, express your unwavering confidence in Him, and believe that even if He keeps you waiting until midnight, He will come at the right time to fulfill His vision for you.
God deals with impossibilities.
God forgives and heals and restores, for HE is « the God of all grace » (1 Peter 5 :10)
We have a God who delights in impossibilities and who asks « Is anything too hard for me ? » (Jeremiah 32 :27)
Therefore may we continue to persevere, for even if we took our circumstances and cast all the darkness of human doubt upon them and then hastily piled as many difficulties together as we could find against God’s divine work, we could never move beyond the blessedness of His miracle-working power. May we place our faith completely in Him, for He is the God of the impossible.
God wanted all these verses and writing devotionals to hit my heart at the right time. And it did 🙂
At this very moment this weekend, I understood what God was expecting from me. I know that the only thing He wants me to do, is to keep asking Him in faith, to hold on to what is written on my heart. He wants me to keep knocking on His door, asking Him as a child would ask his dad, because He is my Heavenly Father.
I can’t describe this amazing feeling I got when all became clear. All I know is that my heart rejoiced because I understood that whatever lies ahead of me, I have faith that God will answer my heart’s desire as I delight in Him.
Dear reader, never cease hoping. Never cease seeking God’s answer in faith and expectation. Because God is good and faithful. And He will answer you soon. God is never late, He is always on time. The only thing you need to do, is to « have faith » in the only One who will never disappoint you.
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