Saturday, March 14, 2009


Faith it’s a very common utterance worn by anyone with no trouble. But what is Faith? It is a belief that is not based on Proof. So when can this possibly happen or who can give you an assurance about your believe that is not seen. Well let me give you an insinuation of Faith which is very easy to say but very hard to live with it.
Test of faith does not measure our endeavors, Wealth and lack of affliction to prove its existence and depth.
Success does not equal to faith;Wealth does not equals faith or Lack of trials does not equals faith.
Nope.Lack of hardships does not prove that you have faith. Faith is a trial which makes us choose to trust in our Lord and grow closer to Him or curse Him and walk away. When we choose to stay and have faith in God, it is faith in knowing that He will hear our case and suffer with us, so we can grow closer and more dependent upon Him and not upon ourselves. If He chooses not to heal us in our timing, we will still mourn our losses and will even go through times of being hurt or Pain.
Our Lord understands. He allows us to cry and tell Him how much we are torn apart by our lost dreams; He wants us to be forthcoming, admit our difficulties and lean Him. Sometimes, we may even have a tantrum or give God the silent treatment for a while; but, ultimately, we fall on bended knee in reverence, because of our faith. That’s the experience of a true Christian life.
Yes, it is okay to be saddened by our circumstance and it is okay to reflect on our sorrows; that does not mean our faith is being shaken, but we run to Him for our every comfort, strength to persevere and gift of courage to triumph. It is our faith in God's purpose, plan and His hand that helps us to get through the storms of this temporary existence. We know that we cannot prevail without God's hand and we know that He gives us that power.
Job's friends wanted him believe that the only reason God would not heal Job was because of his sin. They wanted to believe that God was somehow required to produce miracles at their every whim and if He did not, it was because of something the person was doing wrong. Otherwise, why would Job worship a God who simply refused to heal him, unless it was of his own fault? We are still put into a similar position as Job, when we are told God must be a God that we can tell what to do and when or we must be doing something wrong.
we sometimes feel like Job when he told his friends, "My eyes have seen all this, my ears have heard and understood it. What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you. But I desire to speak to the Almighty and to argue my case with God" (Job 13:1-3). Job was telling them, I will talk with my God about this situation and if He does not heal me, I will still trust in Him. Job went on to challenge his friends about their own sin and their insistence that he was sick, because of sin, by saying, "Would it turn out well if he examined you?" (Job 13:9).
Job continued to have faith in God, even though his wife told him to turn from this God who would not heal him. Job knew that God had the power to heal him and he continued to worship the Lord even though he was still afflicted. Job said, "Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him;" (Job 13:15a). Job fully trusted in God, His will and His power to heal him, even though he was still suffering. Job had so much faith in God, despite his circumstances, that he knew God was hearing his case and that God was in control. And, that is true faith!!!

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