Stay in Faith

14 09 2015
Terri in Barcelona

Terri in Barcelona

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 New Living Translation

You may be in a season where situations of what you see and hear seem so contrary to the desires for our lives. Brokenness in relationships, finances, jobs and health seem so common place. As believers we are compelled to stay in faith. It is easy to say our trust is in the Lord, when everything is moving along fine. The challenge comes when we appear to be troubled on every side. Is our first response to recall the promises of God? Do we remember that He will supply our needs, or that He will keep us in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him? Do we remember that He said that He would rebuke the devourer for our sakes? Do we know in our heart that Jesus is our Healer? Do we walk in the knowledge that He is God and He is in Control? I am working on basing my first response on His word. Staying in faith He provides the strength, courage and peace that we need. He is faithful to be with us every step of the way. We give Him the Honor and the Glory for each blessing.





This Faith

18 05 2015

walking encouragedThe fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. Hebrews 11:1 MSG

Each day I have to make a conscience decision to trust in God.  I have to stand on the firm foundation of faith.  My faith is in my Heavenly Father, who empowers my life.  My trust is in Him for the details of my life; the big and small specifics of my journey.  I am thankful for His love and mercy that surround me.  I can stand strong on His Word for whatever the day brings.  He is a Healer, a Provider and a Deliverer.  My faith and trust is in the Lord.  Even when the blessing and outcome are elusive and murky, I choose to trust Him.  Even when the wait is long, I choose to trust Him.  Even when I don’t understand the circumstance, I choose to trust Him.  My faith and trust is in the Lord.  My faith in Him makes life worth living.

 





Surrounded By Faith

1 05 2014

Sun Rays

 

The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.
Hebrew 11:1 Msg.

We are on a journey of faith. Each step of the way we are compelled to believe that we serve an all-powerful sovereign God. We serve a living God who is aware and cares about the issues of our lives. At times, we need to increase and stretch our faith in Him to provide for our needs. It is a time to surround ourselves with faith and to meditate on His promises: He provides salvation for those who believe in Jesus Christ, our Savior. He provides healing in response to believing prayer. He is a source of deliverance to our mind, body and soul. God loves us beyond measure. Our faith and confidence in God is a precious ingredient in pleasing service to Him. Our faith is to be nurtured and protected from unbelief and the negativity that may come to discourage us. Whatever we are facing, we can turn to Him. We can stand on His Word and remind ourselves of His unmerited favor and grace that has kept us thus far. We stand in faith with a deep knowing that He will never leave us alone and that there is no thing that can separate us from His love.

It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 Msg.





Trusting Him

16 12 2013

Tree of lifeTrust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Proverbs 3:5-7

Faith is the evidence of things not seen. This calls us to imagine our situation in a blessed condition even when things may appear to be so far from our prayer. We have to continue to say, act and move forward according to God’s promises – even when the bank balance is low, the doctors report is negative, a broken heart or other disappointments may come our way. Even when we don’t understand, we have to have faith and trust that He is working it out for our good. Our faith muscles grow during time of challenge.  It is a time to move closer to the Savior.  Moving closer with prayer and fasting, studying the scriptures about His love and His expectations for His children.  We may be tempted to withdraw and to lose faith but His strength is made perfect in our weakness.  Move closer, seek His presence.  Close to Him, you can hear His leading.  You can experience His comfort and His love.  You can experience His strength.  Our faithful Father is working on our behalf and He promises to be with us every step of the way. Our Trust is in the Lord.

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1