Without Faith

Out of “Experiencing God Day by Day”:  The writer of Hebrews reminds us that without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6).  Whenever God reveals something, He expects us to believe Him and adjust our lives accordingly.  What does this mean?  It means we trust Him implicitly for all of our needs because He says He will provide (Phil. 4:19).

Are you trusting God?  I don’t know about you, but I struggle with this at times.  Oh, it’s pretty easy to trust God when things are going OK.  It’s when things get sticky that my faith can go right out the window!

I had a realization today.  Years and years ago, I had a dream.  My dream came about when I was a little girl.  Some 20-plus years later, my dream came true.  But in the interim, my faith flagged and actually failed.  I didn’t believe anymore that the dream was possible.  The interesting part as I thought about this today is that the dream was actually a catalyst to remove me from a very dangerous period in my life!  Even though I had given up on the dream, God hadn’t.  And the dream I wanted in my future was able to catapult me into a new reality.  God used the dream to remove me from a dark future and place me in new surroundings with a fresh outlook.  That was all it took and my life was forever changed.

Romans 14:23 says, “But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.”  What has God planted in you?  What dreams did he plant in you years ago?  Are you allowing the enemy of your soul to cause you to sin by not putting your faith in God?  I’m guilty of this but I’m getting stronger and stronger in believing that God will do all that God says He will do.

All things are possible is more than a scripture to me these days…I realize that the strength I carry and walk in is not of my own anymore.  He is able, He goes before me, and He will see me through it all!  Blessings on you this day and may the Lord increase your faith to astounding levels of new joy!

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2 thoughts on “Without Faith

  1. This is excellent on faith. I am so impressed with your writing. Right now I am teaching in Heb. so I am in tune without faith it is impossible to please God. I am so glad He does not set a time limit on the promises…It certainly strengthens us…when the answer comes…Keep on writing my friend. These are wonderful.

  2. One of many things I LOVE about God…he created us ALL different and unique. I know there is an importance to dreams…I was not much of a dreamer. I am usually a support for the dreamers. Quite often I felt that my “live for today” was not an acceptable way to live this Christian life. Then, I am reminded…he created me to be uniquely me!! Each day in my life has possiblilities!! I have dreams, even if they only encompass the day I’m IN!! God is amazing…and SO capable to do SO much in our lives…right where we are:) Thanks, Linda. Your words inspire me. Love to you:)

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