God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 NIV
We often hear people say “keep the faith” when we face difficult circumstances and need to be reminded, we’re not alone. When troubles come, we must TRUST in God and remember who’s in charge of our days.
Circumstances in life lead us closer to Christ and humble our hearts to reflect on the One who taught lessons about FAITH and the power of forgiveness before He was crucified. We need to soak in the scriptures and remember how to PRAY with a humbled heart of HOPE.
Mark 11: 23-26 says, "Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, 'May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you've received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”
God grows our FAITH as we develop a better understanding of what it means to believe in the goodness of GRACE and TRUST Him with all of our hearts. He longs for us to BELIEVE in His promises. God arms us with everything we need to breathe in the PEACE of Jesus.
Life will push us to the limit and burden us with anxious thoughts. But God will help us surrender what isn’t ours to hold. Jesus will help us let go of doubt and bless us by what He will carry. We won't be crushed by the frailties of life. God will take care of us and those we love.
TRUST HIM even when life doesn’t make sense. The Bible says if we have FAITH as small as a mustard seed, God will hear our prayers and answer in His will. This is a promise of HOPE that WILL keep us going as we humble our hearts and remain faithful forever.
Therefore, we will not fear. Psalm 46: 1-2 We must keep the faith and “never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Dear God, Thank you for the power of Your love. We will follow Jesus all the days of our lives and seek You with all of our hearts. Fill us with HOPE as we experience Your presence and grow our FAITH. We will TRUST You today, tomorrow and forever! You are our refuge; our ever-present help in times of trouble. We will BELIEVE in Your power to save and remain FAITHFUL to You. Thank you, Lord. Thank you! Amen
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