Am I the only one who writes a post and then thinks better of it and starts over questioning whether or not I’ve said anything that makes a difference . . . something that points to the amazing difference the Lord can make in one small life.
A life that can’t boast of any major accomplishments. A life that can’t really point to anything other than clinging white-knuckled to the One who pulled her out of the pit.
These first few months of The Faith Project have overwhelmed me. It’s hard to explain. I just know that every month I’ve been challenged big time.
It shouldn’t surprise me. That’s what the enemy does isn’t it? He makes us question things like freedom, wisdom, and love. He wants us to feel weak and useless, powerless and afraid . . . to doubt.
It’s the first temptation isn’t it? “Did God really say..?”
Did He really give that command? Does He really expect obedience? Did He really make that promise? Is He really able to keep it?
You know the questions. They surface when life is hard.
In the quiet when…
The past haunts and hurts.
Old bad habits return.
A loved one is gone.
Your heart is broken.
And the enemy says, “Did God really say..?”
“I love you. I will never leave. You are forgiven. You are mine. Nothing can snatch you from my hand.”
I dig. I ask, seek, and knock. He answers and faith grows.
I’m trusting His promises a little bit more. Trusting His love not just for the world but for me.
He is who He says He is. He is able to do what He says. He will accomplish His plans and purposes.
I really shouldn’t be surprised that…
The Faith Project has been harder than I imagined and WAY more of a blessing than I’d hoped.
Your Faith and Prayers Matter
Your faith matters.
Not just to you but to the people around you.
Glorifies your Father who loves you.
I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify Your name forever. Psalm 86:12
Shines His love to others.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Shows the hope He gives.
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1
Displays His ability to strengthen.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Reveals His peace that passes understanding.
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Helps you overcome life’s challenges.
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. 1 John 5:4
Jesus answered, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me. John 14:6
Make a difference.
The Lord has heard my cry for help; the Lord will answer my prayer. Psalm 6:9
When a believing person prays, great things happen. James 5:16
Moves the heart of God.
But while in deep distress, Manasseh sought the Lord his God and sincerely humbled himself before the God of his ancestors. And when he prayed, the Lord listened to him and was moved by his request. 2 Chronicles 33:12–13
Friend, you may be ending a really hard week. The week ahead may not look much better.
God has and will give you everything you need.
Your Father who loves you. Your Savior goes before you. And the Spirit is always with you to help, comfort, strengthen and give you peace.
When you praise Him in the storm you give Him glory. You shine His light.
So when the days are hard. Possibly harder than you imagined. Hold on to your faith – dig deep into God’s love and presence. His amazing love and faithful presence are always more of a blessing than you could ever hope for.
Now it’s time for…
Faith ‘n Friends Blog Hop
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by Deborah Haddix
by Debbie Williams
@ Blogger Loves the King
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(It’s the Debs day here at CMB!)
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