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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Faith and hope trample doubt

"Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind" (James 1:4-6 NIV).


These verses don't mean that we will receive any thing we ask God for! This scripture means that God will grant us what He knows and understands we need -- either in the present moment or as preparation for the future.

Our job is to pray for obedience, strength, courage to accept any trouble, hardship, or circumstance we may be experiencing. As we look back over our lives hasn't God used our past experiences to prepare us for this day? Doesn't He uplift and strengthen us to endure whatever current hardship we are going through in the moment?

The faith James admonishes us to have is faith that God will continue to grant His good and perfect will for our lives. And that we will lean on Him to live out His will for our lives.

"[By Faith] Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1 NIV).


Blessings on your journey,
MaryBlessings on your journey,
Mary

8 comments:

Andrea said...

AMEN!!
Great post!!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

beautiful post and the music is sooo soothing. I didn't want to leave.

Alleluiabelle said...

What a timely post for me. I was just talking with two people yesterday about what you said here, "As we look back over our lives hasn't God used our past experiences to prepare us for this day? Doesn't He uplift and strengthen us to endure whatever current hardship we are going through in the moment?"

This is wonderful post and the timing of it was perfect with God's will for me this night my friend.

Thank you sweet friend.

Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Nana Jul said...

Walkin' by Faith!! Remembering what God has already done, trusting He'll Do it Again!!
Trust & Obey. Awesome post!
Amen!
Love,
Julie

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Anonymous said...

憂能傷身,保重哦!.........................

Mary Moss said...

Worries can be pernicious to health, care Oh! .........................

This is a translation of the previous comment:-)

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