Keep The Faith

Keep the FaithWhen we have lunch together, my fiancé shared something about Ivan, his employee, who was having severe problem. I asked to him: “what kind of problem?” Then my fiancé said: “I thought, maybe God was testing his faith. His father got kidney disease and meanwhile his little sister has a problem with drugs.”

I am speechless for a moment. It is really hard for Ivan. Not so easy to faced two big problems at the same time. Then I asked to my fiancé: “what can we do for Ivan?” “Pray, sweetheart! Pray and encourage him to keep on his faith. He had started to complain. Why, why and why! I think this is serious. I am afraid his faith getting weak and weaker, and he no longer complaining, but starts to blame God!”

My dear friends, this is life. We often have a problem with our faith. My mind drifted to my daddy who ever told an illustration about faith, Why does God allow many big problems get into our lives.

To find out how sharp a knife, we should have to bring a piece of meat, we must test it by cutting that meat.  To know a pen can be used or not, we should have to bring a sheet of paper and try to write on that paper. To determine the efficacy of a detergent, we should have to bring dirty clothes and try to wash it.

That is an illustration of one of the reasons why God allows problems; challenges and uncertainty get into our lives. We are confronted with many of problems to test our faith, so that we want to rely on His strength and show that faith is real power in our lives.

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief;for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.(Matthew 17:20)

The Ivan’s problem can be our musings. If we have a big problem like him, let’s refer to this verse above. This Bible verse tells us; there is nothing impossible if we  have put a little faith in God, like a mustard  seed, God will move and solve our problems. The question for us is; what about us. Whether we have put big faith in God? If we are truly believe that there is nothing impossible when we have faith in God and not standing on our own wisdom? Amen.

“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God”. (1 Corinthians 2:5)

A Bible verse special for Ivan: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13)

Karina

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7 thoughts on “Keep The Faith

  1. When Mom was first diagnosed with macular degeneration I lost my faith for quite awhile. Then one day I realized: who was I to feel this way when Mom was the one losing her sight. Since then, I’ve said a thank you prayer each day for my blessings.

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  2. Good Monday to you sis! I hope your weekend was good. Yes, we do have trials in life…Christian or not! One of our church Elders, a good and very Godly man, accidently hit a young teen a few months ago as the boy raced out into the intersection on a skateboard. He was going against the traffic light!

    Even though the police found no fault of the Elder, and witness accounts backed him up, the teenager sued and won a lawsuit from our Elder’s insurance company! He is still waiting to find out just how much more he may have to pay on an accident which wasn’t even his fault!

    Nevertheless, we must know that trouble is always our possible companion. But with the Godly, they have faith to lean on for comfort and direction in times of trouble. A good post, my dear!

    Steve 🙂

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    • Hello brother,
      Thank you very much for sharing your story 🙂 it is important to ponder. I love you said, they have faith to lean on for comfort and direction in time of trouble. It was so true. Have a wonderful evening, bro. God bless.

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      • A blessing we think of far too little of is the fact that God blesses us with so much!

        We move and breathe and have our very existence by the will and grace of God. As Christians, we are blessed far beyond what our minds can imagine and what our mouths can express…

        I know why we are to pray so often…we have so much to be grateful for!

        Thanks for the comments and your posts, sis! God love and keep you and yours safe in His care.

        Steve 🙂

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