Facing the Facts – My Confession- “Lord, help my unbelief”

Christians often like to say that we believe God.  We tend to talk more about the goodness of God through Jesus Christ, when everything seems to be alright.  When things began to shake us, we lack faith because we do not shift our focus to Christ being our _______________ .  We go through the some of the same stuff that unbelievers face.  The fact that remains is that the believer has a point of divine access to tell God all about our struggles through praying in the name of Jesus.  We pray, but we do not take time to read The Holy Bible as a resource or reference when we make our requests known unto God {Philippians 4:6].  We want to skip reading and makes excuses about why we can’t read The Bible, but yet we want God to turn things around for us quickly.

The whole story [let me pause and say that I fall short in this area] is that I believe God but do not act in faith as a “1st Response” when I face hard times.  I tend to focus only on the problem and then I find myself in prayer, praise and worship.  I look at everything I am facing and make that my complete focus.  Have you ever did this? When I do this, I find that I can’t rest and I say “My nerves are bad.”  I loose sleep and can’t fully function; all because I am not reminding myself of Jesus Christ and my strength in Him [Isaiah 12:3].  I don’t keep my mind on Him.

THE ANTIDOTE:

In struggles, I need to FIRST acknowledge who God IS AND HE CAN SAVE, DELIVER, RESTORE, APPLY STRENGTH, SECURITY, BE MY CLOSET FRIEND, SUPPLIER OF MY NEEDS, WANTS…HIS ABILITIES ARE LIMITLESS. I MUST to look back at the chronological events in my life, back to where I became conscience of the abilities of God.  I must go back to when I (1st) believed and accepted God through Jesus Christ.

I must then look at my life and begin to reflect on how God made pathways through my hard times.  I must reflect on my life and see how God has not only delivered me out, but He has sustained me and kept me from the hand of the enemy…Pause. Thank YOU GOD.

So, even though we cannot see God, we can experience His warm embrace through Jesus Christ by way of His Holy Spirit, which lives inside the heart of the Christian.  The fact is that we are going to experience issues, obstacles, and feel like we are defeated.  The reason we tend to feel defeated is because we didn’t rely on God 1st.  We placed God in it only after we let the enemy trick us into believing we have no hope.

Target Scripture: Psalm 91:9-16 NIV (The whole Psalm is so POWERFUL for us to repeat and believe!)

9  If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”

and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10 no harm will overtake you,

no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you

to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;

you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because heb loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,

I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.”

A few FACTS: ((All from NIV (New International Version))

FACT: When we are weak, Jesus shows up strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9

FACT: We will go through hard times, but we cannot give up because it will get better. Sometimes hard times are not because we have did something wrong but rather to teach us and gives us more tools in Jesus that will give us strength and stamina while going through some real hard stuff. Galatians 6:9

FACT: I have faith, but its limited. Help me God in the space where I do not believe  [This statement is very hard for Super-saints…..] Scripture: Mark 9:24

FACT: God wants us to know the authority He has given us through Christ Jesus. Luke 10:19

FACT: I want houses, cars, clothes, shoes etc. from God but I must also want to grow in the knowledge of God by way of His Spiritual Awareness.  I got to want that more than those things in the earth. 2 Peter 3:8; 2 Timothy 2:15; Proverbs 2:6; James 1:5

As you go about the weak, do focus on the facts that we as Christians are growing in and becoming more light as Christ cleans us. Blessings are for God’s people in His time.

Author: Erica Nelson

I am a sinner saved by God's grace. I do not profess to be anything more. My purpose in life is to "Empower People To Get From Where They Are To Where They Are DESTINED." There is no other way but through Jesus Christ, the shedding of His blood for us. I am moved to encourage people to want to use God's Word as their instruction manual in life. As I grow in the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of His Divine plan for my life, I pray I can be a blessing to you. Peace and Blessings, Erica Nelson Leader, Passion4People Ministries Incorporated

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