Sunday, February 21, 2016

Faith Or Denial


It Is Written, Hebrews 11:1,  now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Everyday life brings its challenges, and we must deal with them the best way we know.  As we have heard in the past, we should turn those things over to God.  This part can cause some confusion.
If you have a problem with finances, you can stress about it, or you can ignore it, and wait for it to get better.  This can be called denial.  Hiding from the problem will not make it go away.  If you try to correct the problem on your own, your chances of success are not good.
If you take the same problem, and ask God to handle it, you have entered the realm of faith.  At this point find a few verses in the Bible where God is promising to take care of your concerns, and stand on them.  Believe in the result, and thank God for the answer.
The faith part is where many people get confused.  The word hope in biblical language means expectation of results.  Even though you turned the problem over to God, you can't just sit there and do nothing.  You must do what that little voice is telling you.  You must ask the Holy Spirit to confirm that the voice is His.  Peace in your heart is what you are looking for.
The problem you have must be recognized as true, but it has no right to exist in your life, if you are a believer.  God's truth overcomes what appears to be true.  Stand on His Word, receive the results in your heart, and it will happen in your life.
If you act in faith, and a friend says you are in denial, don't argue or get upset.  Just trust in God.  Have a blessed day.  Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen