Faith Is Not always Easy!
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NLT)
I learned that trusting God is good for your health. The writer of Proverbs says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (3:5 NIV). Trusting in God is good for your health because when you trust Him, you don’t worry.
The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. Relax, because God will take care of you!
I have learned more than ever, to heavily rely on God’s Word for strength, guidance, and comfort. The Bible says when I start to worry, I am to pray. It’s not easy to stop worrying about the uncertain, scary parts of our lives, but God tells us that grateful prayer brings peace. God says, “When you start to worry, pray.”
The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 4:6-7, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (NLT)
If you really trust in God, you’re going to be less stressed. The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. Relax, because God will take care of you!
Thanking God in advance is a big step of faith. When we have the faith to thank God ahead of time, miracles happen. The more thankful we are, the more God works in our lives. He uses our thanksgiving as an instrument of power in our lives. He wants us to ask Him for what we need and want.
In my difficult situations I pray often that God will increase my faith, to help me overcome my unbelief, to trust in Him with all my heart and not my own understanding, and I have found Him to be sufficient in every situation.
In August 2014 when I had quarterly scans, the doctor said, “You are still in remission. I reminded him again that I call it “healed”. After going for scans quarterly for 4 years, now I go every 5 months and I expect the doctor to say again, “You are still in remission.” But if it is otherwise, I am depending totally on God.
I like what the Apostle Paul said, “For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.” (Romans 14:7-9 NET)