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Where Is Your Faith?

October 19, 2017

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Where Is Your Faith?

What God Almighty tells us  in His word  —  the Bible  —  has a purpose.     In His word,  God wants  to comfort us  by assuring us  of His love  and almighty power  to bring us through  our every trial  here on earth.

We are God’s children  and we need  to remember that.     In order to impress this truth  on His disciples,  Jesus used real life situations  to teach His disciples.     One of these real life situations  is recorded  in Luke 8:22-25.     What could we learn,  if we were Jesus’ disciple?

Now it came about  on one of those days,  that He and His disciples got  into a boat,  and He said to them,  “Let us go over  to the other side  of the lake.”     And they launched out.     But as they were sailing along  He fell asleep;  and a fierce gale  of wind descended  upon the lake,  and they began  to be swamped  and to be  in danger.

And they came  to Him  and woke Him up,  saying,  “Master, Master,  we are perishing!”     And being aroused,  He rebuked the wind  and the surging waves,  and they stopped,  and it became calm.

And He said to them,  “Where is your faith?”     And they were fearful  and amazed,  saying to one another,  “Who then is this,  that He commands  even the winds  and the water,  and they obey Him?”

Who conveniently caused this storm?     Who stopped the storm?

In our real life situations  we face  all sorts of challenges  and storms  —  death defying illnesses,  family and job related turmoils,  attacks on our faith,  deteriorating morals  all around us,  hate speech  and propaganda,  to name a few.

God has allowed these trials  in our lives  because He wants  to teach us  in all situations — “Where is your faith?”

Throughout all  of God’s word to us  and throughout our personal lives,  God has delivered His children  time and again.     Even when death  is actually experienced,  God is  in control.     In death,  we can have faith  in our Lord,  to have us pass on  into His heavenly realm.     In sickness  and all trials,  He is always  by our side.

And so,  in our troubles,  we look  to our heavenly Father  in Psalm 46:10,  when He tells us,  “Be still,  and know  that I am God.”

As we know  God’s love  for us  in Jesus Christ,  we can “Be still”  in His everlasting arms  and say,  “Hallelujah!     Our  Father is  in control  and He surely loves us.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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