Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Faith takes an element of belief that looks beyond what we can see, what we know, and what our intelligence affords us.
Faith is easy when all is calm. When our faith is needed in adversity, sickness, a trial, or an emergency, there is no substitute for the real thing.
Many of God’s children are comfortable knowing about God.
But, it is in knowing God that faith takes us over troubled waters, through a storm, or navigates the darkest paths. Being able to come into His presence to receive the comfort we seek or the healing we need can be life-changing.
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Paul was a well-educated Pharisee, born the son of a Pharisee.
Philippians 3:4-6 “Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.”
But his heart was not in the religion he served.
Philippians 3:7-8 “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”
Then, Paul reveals to us his heart:
Philippians 3:10 “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;”
My sickness could cause a heart problem if I let it. But now more than ever, I need my God! I don’t know what you may be facing today, but should it be a trial, adversity, or oppression, your Heavenly Father is there to shield you, protect you, comfort you, strengthen you, and heal you.
It only takes faith the size of a mustard seed to move a mountain. We must place our faith in the God of the impossible to do what we cannot. So, what are w waiting for?