Friday, July 07, 2017
What If Things Don't Seem To Be Working?
GALATIANS 6:9 ESV 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
What should you do when it seems like God has forgotten you and you are about to perish?
Act on God's Word! Speak to the mountain! Rejoice in the Lord! Stand in faith! Continue to thank God! Expect God's help! Don't ever give in or give up!
Realize God is not the problem. God is perfect. He never fails and never makes a mistake. God is helping you as much as you are allowing Him.
You probably do need to change some things. After all, none of us are perfectly mature yet. We are all learning and growing.
But don't make the mistake of putting yourself down and accepting the devil's idea that you are so hopeless that nothing can work out for you.
God will gently guide you in making whatever changes you need to make. God is there to help you, not to condemn you.
If it does not seem like things are working out, then your faith is being tested. But God is not testing your faith, it is the devil. The purpose of this testing is to get you to turn loose of your faith -- to change what you believe.
So just keep on doing what you know is right. Don't change your beliefs about God. He is still good. Keep trusting Him. Keep believing that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him -- that it pays to walk with God (Hebrews 11:6).
We should not be surprised at a fiery trial of faith. The Bible warned us these things would come.
1 PETER 4:12 ESV 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Jesus said there would be tribulation. He told us we would be persecuted.
We are also warned that we must "hold fast" to our confession. We must continue to stand in faith, regardless of what hits us.
HEBREWS 4:14 ESV 14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
HEBREWS 10:23 ESV 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
If we always perfectly understood everything that was happening, there would be no temptation to doubt.
We are still growing and learning so we don't yet understand everything. But just because we don't understand what is happening is no reason to doubt God, His Word, and His goodness.
SAY THIS: Even in the dark, I will still trust God, for He is good and never fails.
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