Fear of Faith

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I love what Steven Sawyer of For His Glory wrote here on October 14, 2013. God truly does have a plan tailor made for each of our lives! Don’t sit back and let Satan turn the heat on in your life. Fight back by turning to God with your needs and then trusting that He will provide. Don’t just read it here, check out Steven site, For His Glory.

Fear Of Faith
Though He slay me; yet will I trust Him. Job:13:15

Some of us, at times, I think, are afraid of faith. Trusting God to handle some situations seems pointless or hopeless. I think the reason we sometimes hesitate to trust Him, at least for me, is that we fear what our complete trust in God might mean for us.

What if trusting God completely meant losing our job? Or moving to Argentina? Or giving up our home? Or losing a child to severe mental illness? Would we still be willing to trust God with the outcome? Job was.

Job was a righteous man. God allowed Satan to do anything he wanted except mess with his life. Satan turned up the heat. Job lost everything. His wife told him to curse God and die. His friends tormented him. They tried to convince Job his sin caused all his suffering.

What many of us fail to realize about genuine faith is that trusting God for the outcome always brings us blessings. God’s ways are better than our ways. (from Isaiah 55) We fail to remember that God’s plan for us is absolutely the best plan for our lives. He is going to work everything our for our good (Romans 8:28), even if it means our trials seem, as we go through them, crippling and devastating.

But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope. Galatians 5:5
God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek (trust) Him. Hebrews 11:6 (parentheses mine).

The Bible says “…and the Lord restored all Job’s losses.(Job 41:10). “…the Lord blessed the latter days of Job’s life more than his beginning. (v 41:12).

Our steadfast faith, regardless of our circumstances or the seeming severity of our trials, always honors God and God always rewards us for our persistent, enduring faith. Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.

2 thoughts on “Fear of Faith

  1. During the years I viewed myself as an atheist, I thought Job foolish at best, mindless at worst. I realize now that I was blind. Suffering — however it may manifest in our lives — raises fundamental questions about our existence here. We will not always have answers, in a worldly sense. Job models absolute trust in a just and loving God, despite the absence of such answers.

    Blessings,

    A.

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