As I was thinking about what to write today, I came across The Daily Post’s prompt: Believe.
I was reminded of the post I wrote a couple of weeks back titled “Keep on Believing” It talks about the incident where a synagogue ruler’s daughter was raised from the dead by Jesus. What gripped my heart were the words of Jesus when He heard the news that the girl had died. (Mark 5:22-43)
Overhearing what was being said, Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; only keep on believing [in Me and my power].”
So many times we face situations that seem dead to us in the natural. We cannot possibly imagine a way out. That’s when I remember Jesus’ words “Do not be afraid; only keep on believing [in Me and my power].” It might be hard but this is when our faith is tested I believe. It is in the valley where we realize how dependent we are on Him. In the valley we realize the sovereignty of God. Darlene Zschech says in her recent book, Worship Changes Everything, “There are lessons about the nature of God—the depths of His faithfulness and love—you’ll only learn in the valleys of life. You’ll never learn them on the mountaintop.” How true this statement rings when you think on it.
The first thing the enemy attacks is our faith because he knows if we fail to believe God’s power and promises; it’ll all be downhill from there. All the enemy has to do is sow a seed of doubt, which if left unchecked will grow into a tree and suffocate our faith.
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
This is where our beloved Helper, the Holy Spirit steps in and I’m glad that we were not left as orphans. He is the one who nudges you to hold on, to believe. He is the one who prays on our behalf as well.
If you’re going through any struggle, I’ll encourage you to dig in to God’s word and hold on to His promises. Declare it over yourself and ask the Lord for strength. He is close to the brokenhearted.
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