On the news, whether the source is secular or Christian, you read or hear about how sickness, disease, plagues, pain and suffering are on the rise. Have you ever wondered why these devilish things are increasing?
When we preach from human reasoning, instead of the truth found in Scripture, people suffer. When we put all our faith in what the doctor says, in place of the Bible, miracles cease. When we trust secular psychology, rather than heed biblical counsel, healing is hindered.
We suffer from unanswered prayers when we give in to the world's system of doubt and unbelief, but we can change the situation around and learn to believe again. In order to do so, we need a reason to believe. Let's look to the Word, find our reason and believe.
He is truthful. "God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He spoken, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?" (Num. 23:19).
He is just. "He is the Rock; His work is perfect; for all His ways are just. He is a God of faithfulness and without injustice; righteous and upright is He" (Deut. 32:4).
He is able. "And being fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was able to perform" (Rom. 4:21).
He is willing. "Jesus reached out His hand and touched him, saying, 'I will. Be clean.' And immediately his leprosy was cleansed" (Matt. 8:3).
He is faithful. "Faithful is He who calls you, who also will do it" (1 Thess. 5:24).
His faithfulness is unconditional. "If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself" (2 Tim. 2:13).
Why You Can Trust God's Word:
It's alive and powerful. "For the word of God is alive, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Heb. 4:12).
It is inspired of God. "All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
Benefits of Trusting God's Word:
God's blessing. "Indeed, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it" (Luke 11:28).
Freedom. "Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, 'If you remain in My word, then you are truly My disciples. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free'" (John 8:31-32).
Protection. "As for God, His way has integrity; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all those who take refuge in Him" (Ps. 18:30).
Knowledge and understanding. "For the Lord gives wisdom; out of His mouth come knowledge and understanding" (Prov. 2:6).
Life and healing. "My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their body" (Prov. 4:20-22).
If you will spend time and meditate on these Scriptures, you will find your reason to believe in God and His Word again.
Throughout our lives, God keeps His hand on our shoulders and nudges us on to more than what we could ever realize. I am excited to share how He did it this with me, and am confident mine will be a story you’ll be able to relate to.
As I unveil my story, think back to those times when you knew there was some¬thing more but you just couldn’t put your finger on it. You knew deep down that life wasn’t what the TV sitcoms portrayed it to be. In our souls there is the hope, the cry for more, that someday questions will be answered and promises fulfilled if we just kept plugging away at what we know to do.
In The Promise I share my 40 year journey with you, and show you that dreams do come true. Though Peter Pan isn’t real, the Lord, the One Who created us, certainly is, and He has a plan in place for each one of us. When you are done reading this story, my prayer is that you too will know more of that good plan and His purpose for you.