Hold on to your Faith
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Yesterday morning, I had a conversation with a very good friend of mine; the conversation was about life and its many challenges. It is not a secret that the general environment in our country has somewhat been difficult, to say the least.
In moments of difficulty despair tends to set in, every door you try to open appears bolted rather than shut, even the doors that are open start to close in your face. Everywhere you look it seems as if despair is the only currency in town.
We spoke about my friend’s business and all the difficulties that were at play, some days it’s difficult to wake up because you do not know what you will wake up to. On other days it’s an endless roller coaster, where you just do not know whether you will survive the day or not.
As if the issues of life are not hard enough, you also have to deal with difficult relationships where the people that you expect to support you seem to be trying to destroy you and your colleagues are determined to hinder your success.
Life and survival can be so difficult that it becomes a challenge just to get through the day. Giving up may seem like the easier option but what many do not know is that giving up comes with its own set of challenges.
Giving up can sometimes mean closing down something you had set your mind to, and the issues around closure and moving on can be equally challenging. The saying is true, you can run but you cannot hide. How we all wish we could put life on pause or erase the scenes we do not like.
Unfortunately life is real, there are no take-backs. What we need to learn is that the obstacles and pestilences that seem to plague us are so insignificant in the eyes of God. Though the pain and the issues are real, when you turn wholeheartedly to the Lord He has the ability to calm the waters, to stop the storm from raging on.
Our faith often lets us down when we are facing adversity. We lose hope and start to believe the negativity that plays out in our mind. Are you at that point today, are you broken? Do you seek rest? Are you asking for a breakthrough? Do you want a new life? It may seem as if you have reached rock-bottom but the truth is that the Lord can turn any situation around.
Say a prayer of faith today, ask Him to show you new things. Ask Him to give you a new start, so that you can break free from the shackles that are holding you back. Say a prayer from the heart and, as you pray, believe in what you are asking for. Ask that His will for your life be as He has chosen. Your new day starts today, regardless of all the things going on around you. Keep the faith.
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