- Religion and Philosophy
Don't Give Up On Your Faith
My sister in Christ, Faithful Daughter http://hubpages.com/hub/When-Faith-Fails-You wrote a well written hub on the subject “When Faith Fails You.” There was a woman whose name is Renae that responded with a heart felt comment and she touched my heart; I felt her pain, discouragement, frustration, and desperation. I felt led to write this hub to encourage her and everyone who is going through trials and tribulation, to not give up no matter what you are going through.
God is the hope of all glory.
If you don’t know the Lord, the first step is to get to know him by believing that he is Lord, and he is just to save you from all sins and unrighteousness. Once you invite the Lord in your life he will fight for you and defend you from all things, you have his promises and guarantee.
For those that know the Lord and have a relationship with him and are going through the storms of life, continue to hold steadfast and remember that God is the peace in the storm. God will always deal with us first before he deals with the situation at hand because there is something he’s working out in us, being on the potter’s wheel is not fun but it is necessary in order to build our character as children of the King.
Satan will use your fears to mislead you from your destiny so give your fears and doubts over to God and let him root it out, 11 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and a sound mind.”
Story of Jesus, the disciples, and the storm
Matthew 14. Spoke about a terrible storm that was raging, the likeness of one that the men had never saw or encountered before, they were in the eye of the storm being tossed every which way and they were sure they were going to die.
Although the disciples knew that Jesus was on board and they knew who he was as well as all the miracles he had performed, their fear took over, gripped them and they panicked. The only thing they saw when they look at the storm was death; they forgot that they had the Master aboard.
We are no different today, we as human beings tend to give into our emotions very easily more than we call upon the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit-Power of God), and this is why God has to take us through the fire to purify us so the spirit will be more than the flesh. Jesus is in our hearts, he’s with us every where we go, closer than that you cannot get but yet we continue to panic and give fear first place rather than rebuking the Satan and stand on God’s promise. We ought to look fear in the eye and declare what God says like Jesus did when they woke him up in the boat during the storm, all he said was “Peace Be still” and the wind and the waves obeyed his voice and he calmly went back to sleep.
Through the storm experience the disciple’s faith got a major boost and they learn to have trust and confidence in Jesus like never before.
Jesus dealt with there fears before he dealt with the storm, he wants to develop you in him so your faith can increase and you’ll be strengthened and ready for the next attack. The only way is through the trails of life, it is in trouble we learn how strong we are because it takes strength to hold on to God and to trust in him during a crisis Isaiah 26:3-4 “He’ll keep us in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on him. Trust in the Lord forever; for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.” Perfect peace (Jesus) will always cast out fear (Satan) Jesus is our perfect peace known as Jehovah Shalom; his peace surpasses all our understanding and reasoning, the only way to get this peace is through Faith. Remember Jesus is always there with you in the middle of the storm as he was back then with his disciples, so don’t give up or look back.
Don’t give up
I would like to encourage Renae and everyone who has lost hope and is struggling through the storm of life and don’t know what to do, please hold on and press through these raging waters because you will not drown; it only a allusion. Keep pressing through your pain, sorrow, and hurt even when you can’t see anything different or any way out. Even if you are unsure or don’t know what’s gong on act like you do know, and believe that God is near you and trust him to change, heal, and redirect your circumstances.
I known that this is one of the hardest step to take but if you put your faith forward God will move with you and for you, believe me he is there just hang on to your faith and don’t give up. Meditate on this scripture in 11Corithians 4:8 & 9 though “we are troubled on every side, yet we are not distressed; we are perplexed, but not despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”
Satan is a liar, he is the father of manipulation, and he does this in the minds of people, he also a thief too. According to John 10:10 “The thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to steal, kill, and destroy, but I (Jesus) come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” Satan wants to paralyze you with fear that you stay in your misery and don’t move forward, the key is not to listen to his lies no matter how difficult it is, but put the truth of God’s word in you daily.
The power of life and death in your tongue so use God’s word to fight against Satan, that’s the only thing that will destroy him and loosen his grip on your life. Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
I pray that you were encouraged through these words, the scriptures, and the music by Bishop Paul S. Morton “Be Blessed”
The Bishop has a powerful testimony, the devil tried to take him out and failed, he’s stronger than ever and this song was birth through great sorrows, adversities, and triumph. Praise God our Deliverer!
Be Bless my Brothers and Sisters.