Now Faith is!

Faith defined :
1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
“this restores one’s faith in politicians”
synonyms: trust, belief, confidence, conviction; More
2.
strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

Biblically
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
http://bible.com/114/heb.11.1.NKJV

These definitions are easy to look up, write out or even talk about but practice, that’s what makes it perfect.

It’s impossible to understand great faith if you have never needed to have great faith. October is breast cancer  awareness month and in my mind, every survivor and everyone who has succumbed to cancer has great faith. How could you allow doctors to cut out the cancer,  perform radiation or chemo on the one and only body you get in this life if you don’t believe it will make a difference?

But what if it’s not quite that severe,  what kind of faith do you need when you are scared,  broke,  hungry,  losing your mind, children acting up,  spouse is on the way out the door, losing a job aging parents getting sick,  moving in or passing away?  What kind of faith do you need for the day to day stuff?

We are all faced with opportunities to use our faith.  Everyday you have to make a decision to trust God no matter what your situation looks like. The enemy will try to convince you that God is not concerned with the little stuff in your life.  That’s a lie!
The Lord will perfect that  which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord , endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
Psalms 138:8 NKJV
http://bible.com/114/psa.138.8.NKJV

You need to remember a few things:
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on  You, Because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
http://bible.com/114/isa.26.3.NKJV

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 NKJV
http://bible.com/114/jos.1.9.NKJV

He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord .
Psalms 112:7 NKJV
http://bible.com/114/psa.112.7.NKJV

One more thing,  there were people in the bible who had great faith and then there is you,  your faith is sufficient,  don’t give up,  don’t quit, trust God in all things, what do you have to lose?

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Psalms 46:10 NKJV
http://bible.com/114/psa.46.10.NKJV

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