Your Faith

When you are in the process of waiting for the conclusion of a difficult season and when you cannot fathom how it will all end well ... it is a beautiful gift ... it will teach you to walk in the purest form of faith. It takes no faith to believe that your dining room chair will hold you up when you haphazardly plunk yourself down in it, but to strap yourself to a zip line and fly across a deep valley hoping the wires will hold ... takes a little more trust. Even more faith is needed if circumstances require you to jump with a parachute from an out-of-control plane just before it crashes. You would have no choice but to trust that the apparatus on your back would save your life, as it has for countless others, when you pull the rip cord. Your HOPE would be that in spite of the dire and stressful crisis you are experiencing, you would live to tell the story. Although you may never have parachuted before, your CONFIDENCE AND ASSURANCE would be that it would hold you up and carry you to safety. Sometimes we face the magnitude of a parachute size problem, which causes us to have to jump into darkness, with no other solution but to trust in that which we do not see. Hebrews 11:1-2 "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for." Sometimes God will show you His greatest power by allowing your own strength and ingenuity to completely fail, causing your only CONFIDENCE, HOPE and ASSURANCE to be firmly rooted in Him alone. This is the only possible way for you to truly understand faith in the power of your God. If you can fix it, you will not see God. If you can scheme and manipulate your way to a solution, it will teach you nothing about His deliverance. If you are able to strategize your own victory, you will learn to trust yourself and not the God who heals the impossible. This would be a disservice to you. If you can see how it will all work out for your good, you will not fall to your knees, bankrupt of yourself, poor in spirit and in need of a God-sized miracle. As you walk through your pain ... broken and in desperate need of an answer you cannot provide...it is your greatest hour to hope in the assurance of the promises God has given, though you cannot see how He will bring it to pass. It is the hour of surrender, which leads to the refinement of your soul, the knowledge that God is truly in full control and your rescue is from Him alone. It will require you to admit you are incapable of maneuvering the triumph...it is a precious and beautiful gift. YOU WILL SEE THE HAND OF GOD ... As David, the Psalmist declared in Psalm 20:6 "Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand." It is not our right hand...It will be by His right hand alone, which will bring victorious power. If it is too big a problem for you to fix...you are in the perfect position to experience a massive, unprecedented God ordained conquest. It is on it's way ... stand in faith

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