Do you ever feel hopeless? If you answer no, take a step back and look at your past. Search deep inside of you, every thought, every moment that things were tough, and everytime you cried, why God, why?
Faith is not something that just comes naturally. Faith comes by prayer, faithfulness to Jesus, loyalty, and by a deep prayer life. Let’s take a look at the people in the bible, we will start with Noah’s ark. God instructed Noah to build a big boat because He was going to destroy the world’s wickedness. Can you imagine how hard that was for him? The laughter from the people, the feeling of being thought of as a crazy man. We have David, with a sling shot and stones to kill a beastly man, a giant. Yet with some prayer and faith in His God, he conquered the enemy, with God hy his side the whole way. What about the three men in the more hot than normal furnace, but they would not yield to the false God. Their God was right there in the fire with them, protecting every hair on their head to the tips of their feet. Here is Moses, leading God’s children away from Egypt, parting the sea and walking through it as God closed the sea in on their enemies.
All God wants is a little bit of faith from us, for us to trust Him with our lives and His planned outcome for it. All these men in the word of God, bad may have happened, but they kept pressing on, they didn’t just give up the moment they didn’t see God’s footprints beside them. Some did waver in their faith at times, but that just shows me that even though we may get weak in our faith, even start to question God. He doesn’t give up on us. He is just standing there, arms wide open, to hold us tight and embrace our weariness.
I love the Story of Samson and Delilah. Samson lost his way for a while, he gave into temptation, and he lost the path he was to follow, but in the end he got his faith back and believed God to give him his strength back one last time, and with the help of the Lord, he completed what needed to be done by crumbling the walls down on the wickedness.
No matter how far we stray or how long it takes us to rise back from our failures, He is the ever forgiving father. Being washed in Jesus’ blood is the most amazing miracle that could ever have been given to us. He is there to help us with each day, though there are many times it is hard to believe. It’s hard to believe God is there in the times like Job, when you are losing everything, when people are telling you to just curse God because He has forsaken you. Our faith is to withhold our cursing, our faith is to still have hope, to believe something good will come from the pain we endured. Through our pain we show faith when we, just like David, dance before the Lord with all our might, though there must be those looking and laughing. God doesn’t laugh at our worship or our dance, God delights is it. We sing in times of despair, we worship and thank Him for we believe He has a plan that is coming from all our trials. We grow closer to Him when we keep belieing, our hearts are filled with peace when we give it all to Him and don’t take our misery back. We just have to trust in Him and glorify Him even when our hearts feel down. Tust that with God, when we give him our small problems, He gives us back a bigger blessing. Let Him rescue you by trutsing that He can and will pull His children out of anything and He will always create something beautiful!