Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Faith in God.....

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

I have a friend who does not believe in God and I never even knew it. She told me recently that she thinks that people who are dead already found out the best kept secret in the universe: There is no God. Imagine my surprise! My friend attend church on a regular basis. Thinking back I can see that she has not been as devoted as I believed. She habitually missed a service here and there but she was by all accounts a believer. Friend, Psalm 14:1 says it best "The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." let us face it, times are hard, the economy in the United States is declining fast, some people are losing their homes, others are are losing jobs. Still, we have to believe God. He promised to be with us in adversity. Now my friend is facing multiple challenges: She has trouble in her marriage, one of her children is facing surgery and another has back issues. She is also facing financial hardships. She believes that God would have intervened in her favor by now if He really existed. We cannot deny God just because we are going through tough times. We have to learn to endure and stand fast.

Friend you cannot experience God's best unless you put your faith in Him. God exists and whether you believe or not does not make a difference. Even the devil knows that God exists. God loves you. He wants you to spend eternity with Him but you have to trust Him and you have to believe in His son Jesus Christ who came and died for your sin. He was God in the flesh. He died on the cross to pay for your sins and that He rose to give you victory over sin and death. Nothing can separate you from the love God. Sickness, disease and lack should not scare you. Victory was given to you more than 2000 years ago. Put your faith in Jesus Christ. Make Him Lord of your life. Ask Him to forgive you. Know your sin debt is paid in full and that you have been granted access to God in His fullness. Have faith in God and be saved. It does not matter what you hear and feel. It does not matter how great the challenges of life appear to be because when you have God, you have it all. You are a conqueror through Christ and you can do all things through Him. Keep believing and you will see the glory of God.

Praise the Lord!