Update: Little clarification, faith comes from hearing the word of God. (Romans 10:17) Faith is produced and given to us by God Himself. (Hebrews 12:02). While overall I still agree with this post, I wanted to not mislead anyone and felt the additional scriptures were needed. Added: 12/16/2019
A child may ask a million questions, but children rarely ever question trusting their guardian. The one in charge of them. The one who loves them. They trust that person will always be there.
Faith is trust. A trust that is put to the test in action. Faith is not shown on a good day. We can’t tell a person’s faith when everything is going well in their life. God is not fooled by our proclaiming we have faith (when everything is fine and we aren’t even turning to Him.)
Faith is shown on a bad day. When all is lost. When our hearts are broken. When those closest to us, the ones we trusted, have rejected us or used us.
Faith is determined when it is not easy to have faith.
2 Corinthians 4:17, “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
We are told to come to God as a child and I believe that is because of childlike faith. Children do not question the things they don’t need to. The things they take for granted because they don’t know their parents are struggling with bills. The parents bear that burden for them.
Our Father bears our burdens. Maybe we have burdens we have no control over, and it is hard to have faith. It’s hard to know how He will supply our needs.
(NIV) Matthew 11:29, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
But Christ keeps His word.
Do we come to Him for comfort like a child does? Do we rest easy as the thunderstorm roars against and rattles our windows?
No, the answer we seek may not be in the form we like. No, it may not be in the timing we would prefer. But have faith in Him, He will supply.
(NIV) Phillippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
Those who have faith will see His hand, and feel assurance even while they wait. And out of His mercy and love for us, sometimes, we will see His hand when our faith is weakened ❤
There is a reason why the Bride is brimming with stories of multiple testimonies.
When was a time you struggled with faith and felt God near?
Monthly Scripture- (NLT) 2 Corinthians 5:17, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
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