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It’s All About Faith
Over the years I’ve seen many believers give up on their faith in Jesus Christ, and there are a whole lot of reasons as to why. Maybe they’ve prayed, but still either they, or their loved ones, contracted an illness or disease, or their loved one died. It may also involve some sort of accident or financial setback.
There are many who are going through trials, afflictions, sufferings, and struggles like never before, and it’s getting real confusing, but they’re told is to keep the faith, that God is working out His plan and purpose for our lives, and everything is going to work out to the good (Romans 8:1).
But seeing what they’re going through, this faith they’re told about makes no sense, it goes beyond understanding, and defies all reason and logic. Therefore they are putting their faith on the sidelines, or worse, giving up on faith all together.
The Bible says this is what it’s going to be like in these last days as the love of many will grow cold (Matthew 24:12), and that many will actually fall away from the faith (2 Thessalonians 2:3; 1 Timothy 4:1).
To prevent this outcome it’s important to understand what faith is about so we don’t allow the enemy of our souls, Satan, to get a foothold when life doesn’t go our direction.
God tells us to believe, but for us as humans there are a whole lot of grey areas that go along with that word.
But for such belief to take place it begins with a relationship, because as we have experienced, rules, rituals, and religion simple doesn’t work. What we need is faith, because without faith having any kind of relationship with God is impossible.
The writer of Hebrews says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
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