To receive God’s best requires faith.
The Scriptures are replete with God asking us to see Him as faithful to every commission and promise that He gives us. We are also encouraged on multiple accounts by various writers of how God showed His faithfulness.
I heard it once said, “God’s greatest pleasure is to be believed; His greatest pain is to be doubted.” Like any other person God wants to be believed. Today let us look at some examples of how important this is to God.
But without faith it is impossible to please him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)
“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? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19 (NKJV)
For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, “if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23 (nkjv)
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 (NKJV)
These Scriptures should make it clear to see that God does not change; God has no limits, and makes the impossible; possible. We can also see that as long as we are living we can expect to see God’s goodness. No matter what situation you find yourself in remember that God is faithful to His WORD. He is faithful to forgive, deliver, heal, provide and restore. Only one question remains: Do you SEE God as faithful to fulfill His promises?
We must develop a mindset to trust God no matter what we are facing. As the old saying goes, “It is easier said than done.” It is easy to say, “I trust God” when everything is going well and you are free of worry and concern. But what do you do when you get a bad report from the doctor or regarding the status of your employment? Your actions are proof of what you truly believe. I am not saying that you will not have feelings of resignation or sadness, but we must replace these feelings with trust in God’s WORD. Trust shows up in corresponding action. Will you rejoice in the Lord always or will you lock yourself in a dark room and cry? Will you count it all joy because your faith is being tested or will you vent your frustrations on social media? Will you attend the next church service or will you stay-at-home and “work on some things”?
How you react in traffic is training you for the bad news at work or at home. Every minor event in our lives gives us an opportunity to practice for the major events in our lives.
I SEE God as Faithful!!