Faith and trust have been the two words resonating in my heart lately. This is the scary question the Holy Spirit has been asking me: ” FeeFe, when you say you trust My Will and you will thank Me for however the situation concludes, are you saying that because you really trust that I can do what I said I will do against all odds because My Will is perfect, or are you saying that because you’ve already given up and it is just a cover up to not expect Me to do the impossible?”. To be honest, as the Holy Spirit questioned me, I had to go before God to really lay it all at His feet and when I say lay it all, the “all” includes all of my fears, all of my doubts, all of my insecurities. We cannot hide anything from God so He is teaching me to confess my trust issues to Him and to acknowledge that it’s an area I am struggling with so that just like every other area of my life, His strength can be be made perfect in my weaknesses. In 2 Corinthians 12:9, the Word of the Lord says,”But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (NIV) As christians we may at times feel we have to have it all together, but the power of God is activated in our weaknesses especially in circumstances where the odds are against us. It is in these moments when the sun is not shining, when the pain we feel may not be reflected by our social media statuses, when we smile though our heart is crying, that we need to remember the Word of the Lord and encourage ourselves with His promises. The Scripture tells us,
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”-Hebrews 10:23
As I studied this Word tonight, the Lord began to minister to me that there are two players involved in the above Scripture. The first part of the verse starts with an instruction, “let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering.” The “us” in the verse shows that the believer is the first player. Before God enters the picture, we must first be convinced of the faith we profess and confess. This conviction must be without wavering meaning we cannot have lukewarm faith that is hot one day and cold the next. How can we expect God to do the impossible, when our very faith in that God is unsure? The Word of God says “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”, (Romans 10:10). The power of what we declare with our mouth and the strength of the confession of our hope will be limited by the confidence we have in the God we serve. When the odds are against you is not the time to lose confidence in God, but the time to hold fast your confidence in His power and in His capabilities. We are told in Hebrews 10: 35,
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.”- (NKJV)
The great reward of a sound unmovable faith is God stepping in our behalf. The latter part of Hebrews 10: 24 says, “for He who promised is faithful”. When you have done your part and held on to your hope, God does the rest. The Word of God says, “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”- Numbers 23:19 God cannot deny His Word. It is not in His nature to say and then not do. He cannot promise and then not fulfill. I may tell you I will help you with something, but when the day comes, I have a change of heart and retract my words, but God is FAITHFUL! David said in Psalm 138:2, “I will worship toward Your holy temple,And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;For You have magnified Your word above all Your name”. God is so crazy faithful that His Word means more to Him than His Name, the same Name that is above all names, the same Name at whose mention every knee must bow and every tongue must confess!
What you are facing may be bigger than you, but be encouraged that it is not bigger than your God. We serve a God that doesn’t care about statistics or what the odds say about you. Whatever He promised, by the very nature of His being, He must fulfill. It may be the 11th month of the year and you didn’t think you will still be facing the struggles of January, or you may be facing struggles in your marriage or school, or maybe people have given up on you, but I want you to be encourage today. Start speaking life into your life and circumstance knowing well that God is not done with your case for “As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” (Romans 10:11). The Lord will beat the odds for you and you will not be put to shame. Amen.
With Love ♥