Isn't that the truth?
This keeps coming up today about having faith.
There are things I have been praying about for a long time and I still have no answers or breakthroughs BUT I have the promises of God. I can choose to believe what God says is true or I can choose to believe my emotions or what my eyes are seeing.
That is a test of faith. Will we believe our circumstances OR what God tells us about our circumstances.
I feel for those going through a "thing" or a situation for a long period of time. We have been in a situation for a long time and it still hasn't changed. Some days are okay but there are days that we get frustrated and want God to move.
I know this, God sees everything we all go through and if someone has hurt you or lied about you or there is a need that is beyond your ability, God sees and hears it all and knows everything about our situations and He will provide for every single thing that you need.
We are in a battle for our faith. Satan wants to cause you to doubt God. He wants you to turn away from God. He wants you to believe his lies over God's truth.
We battle through prayer. We need to read God's Word and speak it out loud. We need to ask God to help us when fear or doubt or unbelief are taking over our faith. God responds to our prayers.
Faith in God pleases Him.
What God says about faith...
These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed 1 Peter 1:7
We live by faith, not by sight.2 Cor. 5:7
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Cor. 16:13
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4 By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. 7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age--and Sarah herself was barren--was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. Hebrews 11:1-11
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Eph. 6:16
So, just a little encouragement today as you wait on God to send the answer or meet your need or for a breakthrough or deliverance.
Trust in God, Believe Him. He will not fail you and He will never forsake you.