Faith is a small word, but it’s a huge concept. We have faith that Tulsa, Oklahoma is hot in the summer. Why? Because it always is. There is not one summer on record, ever, that was cold. Likewise, there is not one Oklahoma winter that was hot. Maybe mild, but not hot. Never. Why? Because that’s the way it is; we don’t question it! We plan for it. We drag out our sweaters and boots. We get the cars ready for the inevitable snow and ice. We dig up the gloves and scarves. We are ready because we know it’s coming. There’s no doubt.
That’s how we should be with the Lord.
When He says that He will supply all our needs, (Philippians 4:19) we should believe it. When He says nothing shall by any means hurt us, (Luke 10:19) we should believe it. When He says all things work together for good for those that love Him and are the called according to His purpose, (Romans 8:28) we should believe it.
It will work out! Trust your Father God! Thank Him for working it out. Say it out loud, “I thank you Lord that you’re working this out for me. I trust you.”
God is not motivated by our needs, He’s not motivated by our asking, pleading, or begging. He’s not motivated by how desperately we need something. He’s motivated by our faith that He will come through for us. Why is that?
I DON’T KNOW!
It’s totally unfair, and frankly it ticks me off. But that’s the way it is. He is a spirit-being, moved by things in the spirit realm. We are spirit-beings, created in His image. Our words are the most powerful thing we’ve got. When our words line up with His, we see some action. The Bible doesn’t say our NEED will move mountains, it says our FAITH will move mountains.
Such a simple little phrase, such a monumental challenge. But you know what? Rome wasn’t built in a day.
As believers, we all have the measure of faith (Romans 12:3). We all have a God-given deposit of faith on the inside of us. But it’s our job to engage it, grow it, cultivate it, exercise it. Faith grows as we spend time in His Word, and as we watch God continually work on our behalf. The more we see how He comes through for us, the easier it gets to believe that He’ll do it again.
You say, “Bad things keep happening to me!” Well, have you asked God for His intervention? Have you prayed in faith? Have you told God, “I trust you to help me through this?” Try it! You’ll be amazed at what a little faith can do.