"He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;" Romans 4:20
What is this thing called faith? We hear about faith all the time and know we are supposed to have it, but what exactly is it? Faith is believing God, even when what we are believing Him for does not look like the word that He spoke to us. There are times when we may know we have faith and there times when we doubt if we have faith at all. As Christians we are supposed to be people of faith, but there are situations even as Christians that our faith gets weak.
Think On These Things
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 (ESV)
It is that time of year when many of us have a lot of things on our minds. We busy ourselves trying to prepare for the holidays that are quickly approaching us. It is in our hustle and bustle that we can forget those things that we should be thinking about. Our minds can begin to race to the negative things around us, and we miss all of the positive things that The Lord is doing in our lives.
Thankful For The Seasons
"That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil." Deuteronomy 11:14
There is a season for everything in life. No matter where we may live we experience the four seasons of weather. In each of these seasons something different happens, things begin to hibernate in winter, start to bud in spring, and come to full bloom in summer, and the process starts all over in the fall. Life has a way having it's own seasons, there are times when all is going right and we are on top of the world, then it seems like a few things begin to go astray, then we are in full blown stormy seasons, and then God calms the storms, and it almost feels like we start the process all over again.
God Is Your Help
"For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isaiah 41:13
No matter how strong we try to be in every situation that life throws at us, there are going to be times when we are going to need somebody to help us. When we are used to being independent and doing things on our own and really not depending on anybody else it becomes difficult to ask for help when we need help. Then it seems when we need help the people we ask to help us cannot help they way we need the help.