Faith is the most misunderstood word in the religious vocabulary. Living by Faith is an attitude of trust in the presence of God. Yet living by faith means to surrender your entire life over to God, abandoning your own desires. Hence becoming a servant under the realization that everything you have is a grace, a gift.
The Christian life is all about FAITH. Hebrews 11 says, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and knowing something is real even if we do not see it.” I love this verse because it always brings me comfort when I am in the midst of a season where I’m finding it difficult to hold on. Living by Faith is when God has called us to do something, we must believe and act on it. I believe that God delights in those who will follow his heart and risk the comfort of everyday life for the Kingdom’s sake.
Trust in God
As an emotionally driven society we often find ourselves in peaks and valleys caught between hope and despair. It seems as if the journey of life is a constant roller coaster of highs and lows. When we want to move forward with confidence, our flesh continuously wants to resort to the comfort of what we can see, feel and physically grasp. This can be extremely frustrating because we want to see results and the fruits of our labor quickly.
Are you in a season right now where you feel like nothing exciting is happening for you? Are you feeling alone, hopeless, or discouraged? In the book of Jeremiah 29:11 it states, “I know the plans that I have for you…Plans to prosper you…to give you a future and a hope.” If you are feeling discouraged today and having a hard time believing, just know that God is closer to you than you know.
He is using this season right now to stretch, bend, purify and refine you into a warrior for the Kingdom. Like grapes that get crushed and pressed and eventually turn into beautiful wine. Therefore our character and faith after the Lord puts us through His refining process. This may require some crushing, pressing, filtering out the junk and even sitting for a while to mature, but in due season, it’s our time to be released! God has a plan for you and it’s probably just around the corner!
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.