Faith in What?


  The real question in life is not if you have faith but what do you have faith in? Everybody lives a life of faith in something. Maybe you have faith in your job to pay you regularly, faith that your car will start every morning and get you to work, faith that your doctor can heal you if you get sick, and faith that your loved ones would never hurt you.

  The problem is that faith in all these things will fail at some point. Yet faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior is a faith worth having. Placing your faith in Him will become a stronghold for He will never leave us nor forsake us. Since He is the same yesterday, today and forever we don’t have to worry about a faith that changes with circumstances or culture. Faith in God can be an unwavering faith that provides us a solid rock upon which to stand in the struggles of life. Faith in everything else changes with the seasons and circumstances, and leaves us cold and alone in the storm struggling to survive.

  Real faith not only says that it believes in something but acts on what it believes. So what are your actions like in this life? Do you place your faith in the temporal or eternal? Your actions will tell the truth. If you truly have faith in God you will do as He commands. After all, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. When we only obey when the circumstances are favorable then we are walking by sight and not faith at all. In reality our faith is in self rather than in God Almighty with that kind of attitude.

  So when the going gets tough, when things make no earthly sense, keep trusting in our Lord who will work all things together for good. The further we withdraw from Him the shakier the ground gets under our feet. Have faith in God for everything else will fail.

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