When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.
Sometimes we get too set on having to know the answers. Faith is not about having the answers; it’s about knowing the one who has the answers. Having a relationship with God is what’s important. Just knowing that you can call to Him and He will hear you is more important than the actual answer.
Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.
As a wife, mother and grandmother I do my best to take care of my family as much as is possible. There are some things that are out of my control and for me they are impossible, those, I leave to God. Through prayer, supplication and faith I put my trust in the Lord Almighty who deals in making the impossible possible. Do the possible and trust God for the impossible.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.
Would haves, could haves and should haves are holding you back. We all have regrets and have things we wish we would have done differently but if you want to move forward you have to let go of the past. Don’t let the hurt and pain of the past keep you from the joy God has planned for your future.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?
Faith is a verb; it requires action on your part. Faith in God prompts you to do something, it moves you to share the love of God not only by word but also by deed with those in need. (for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13)
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.
God knows the battles you face each day. You are not alone. If you want deliverance you need to give it all to God. You don’t have to be afraid, you don’t have to be discouraged, but you do have to stand firm in your faith. You can face tomorrow because the Lord is with you.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
If you are listening to the word of God but not applying it to your life and expecting your life to change you’re fooling yourself. That would be like reading about a diet then eating junk food and expecting to lose weight. You have to apply it to your life, you have to change your habits and it has to be a way of life not just a Sunday event.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Christianity is long-term, it’s for all eternity but we can’t just stay where we are today we must continue to grow in our relationship and faith in Jesus. Reading, studying and applying the Bible to your life will help you grow closer to Jesus Christ our Savior.