Faith is the cornerstone of Christianity. More than that, as believers, it is a living testament, requiring us to be active participants in our walk with Christ.
When we live in faith, love in faith, and act in faith, we are carrying out the directives that Jesus left His disciples before He ascended into Heaven, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20
Being faithful servants is not always easy. We live in a world torn apart by greed, selfishness, and destruction. We see evil moving in every corner of the globe. It appears that nothing is sacred.
It’s easy to become weary, to get discouraged, and to think that our prayers and petitions are not enough.
The world is full of fear, but in Christ, who has overcome the world, we find assurance and strength. 2 Timothy 1:7 reminds us, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
God promises that through Him we are given everything we need to overcome the spirit of fear with boldness and conviction. That through the sacrifice of His Son, we are graced with the capacity to love in a world of uncertainty and given unfailing aid when we can’t manage things on our own.
We cannot know the future. No one can. But we can know God.
Those moments of doubt and fear we all experience are precisely when staying the course is most vital. The moments that test us also strengthen our faith. Turning to Christ in all things, not just in the difficult times, is what faith is all about.
“For in the gospel, the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith,” Romans 1:17
True strength does not come by relying on our own capabilities. True strength is only found in Christ. By aligning ourselves with God’s Word and living by faith, we find peace, patience, and perseverance no matter what’s occurring around us.
When the storms do come, Christ is our anchor. His faithfulness and love never change and never fail.
When all we do is done with love,
we are living examples of
His mercy and grace.
We are called to trust in His promises,
to believe in His goodness,
to have faith in His will.
Not when it’s convenient,
or when we’re suffering,
but in all things and for all time.
Trust Him now.
He has brought us this far.
Trust Him in every moment to come.
He will deliver us from evil.
That is His promise.
The promise He sent His Son to fulfill.
The promise that ensures us,
He has already overcome the world.
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