Nonsensical Believing

It’s a season of believing that makes my faith seem nonsensical! But I hope, despite of the facts, I hope against the odds. But only because I’ve heard and Believed the whispers in my heart.

God doesn’t shout, He whispers. And I know His voice.

Sometimes God’s promises seem so far away and sometimes, they seem impossible. His promises seem so far away that it seems we cannot reach them. But, the thing is we don’t have to reach for them, He gives us His promises and when He gives us something, we don’t have to work for it. It’s a gift. It’s precious, it should bring us joy, not sorrow. But what if something about that gift does cause us sorrow? It may be that the gift was opened too early or maybe even too late. And if there’s is sorrow, there is a promise for joy.

Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalms 30:5b

I don’t know about you. But I want God’s will and His perfect will only. My options are His will or His will. I don’t have to blindly make decisions wondering If I did the right thing, though sometimes doing the “right thing and the hard thing are the same”. He gives me peace and confirmations along the way, nudging me to tell me, “it’s okay, I’ve got you. I can see you’re frustrated. I know this hurts, but I know what I am doing. You can trust Me, You can believe in Me. I have Your best interest at hand. I know that what you feel makes it seem as if I am against you. But I am not. I AM for you. I Love You. You are mine. And no good thing will I withhold from you.”

I have to believe or elsdont-stope I would not be a Christian.  Christianity is about faith. It’s about believing and acting upon that belief, as in, the things I do as a follower of Christ, should line up with my belief in Him. And if He’s called me to believe that He died on a cross for me to live, that He went to hell to defeat the devil himself, that He rose from the dead; all things that seem illogical, then I can believe in the radical and specific promises He has placed in my heart.

Because if His death and resurrection aren’t true, then oh boy, I’m in trouble.

What has Jesus commissioned you to believe? Is it crazy enough that you don’t think you have enough faith to believe it? That’s okay. Because He saved you by grace through faith, it was a gift from Him. Not anything you did.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

And here’s the AMP version:

For it is by grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8-9 AMP

 

If He can give us grace through faith to receive the gift of salvation. He can give us the grace to believe that He is a God of His Word and that He will give us THE gift and THE promis
e that He desires for us to have in His perfect time. He continually nudges me on through His word to not only believe that He will give what He has promised but to hold on to Hope, especially on days when I ask him, “ Are you sure, God?”, “Trust me, do not lean on your own understanding.” He replies.

 

Anchored in Zion

Renee Jael

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