THE TRIAL OF FAITH

THE TRIAL OF FAITH


“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have of a mustard
seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there and it will
move. Nothing will be impossible for you”
In the midst of all the confusion in the world today, God has never
changed. We have listened to everything and everybody to find an
answer to all our problems today. It seems like the world walks over
you instead of walking with you. We live in a very selfish world. It seems
like every man for himself. You have wonder where is trust.
The truth is we are looking in the wrong places, at the wrong things, and
depending on the wrong people. We have to learn to depend on God.
As we have probably heard, God is our help when we are ever in danger.
He is a shadow when we need to hide. He is the wind in our sails when
we need to move on. He is the fire in our veins when we need to be
revived. He is the fountain we drink from when we are thirsty for love.
Our faith gets drained every day when we focus on things that seems
to bring negativity into our presence. We sometimes believe that these
things will overwhelm us with no way out. We have to remember that
this battle that we are going through is not physical, it is spiritual.
The devil wants us to believe that nothing is possible through God.
He wants to very much weaken your faith God, but we have to remember
not to trust him because he is a liar. If we are a true believer then we know
that God is true. Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and do not lean on your own understanding. THE GOOD NEWS: if you
put your complete trust in the Lord,your life straight and lead you down the right path. Mark 9:23 tells us
“Jesus said to him” if you can believe? All things are possible for one who
believes”. THE GOOD NEWS: If you can erase your doubts and try to
believe in Christ, amazing things can happen for you. 2 Timothy 4:7 says
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the
faith.” THE GOOD NEWS: If you keep your faith close, the Lord will be
with you every step of the way throughout your life, especially when you
need him most. He will be your guide.

Romans 10:1 “So faith from coming from hearing and hearing the word of
Christ” THE GOOD NEWS: A large part of your faith comes from learning,
believing, listening, and acting out the words in the bible. The deeper you
dive into the word of the Lord the deeper your faith will grow,
Mark 10:52 tells us “ Go said Jesus “Your faith has healed you” Immediately
he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
THE GOOD NEWS: Jesus will lead you wherever you want to go in life,
and he’ll give you the path and the sight to get there.
The scriptures in the bible speak nothing but the truth, It gives us
Motivation to be strong in our faith. There is a saying “when the going gets
Tough, the tough get going”. Jesus is telling us we have to be determined
To not let the advisory to overwhelm us. If God is for you, then what can
Overwhelm you.


BRYON E. GOULD

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BALTIMORE—WASHINGTON CONFERENCE
UNITED METHODIST MEN
PRAYER ADVOCATE

What is really Going On?

What is really Going On?

Praise the Lord everybody, we are living in a time where the world is searching for answers, and even Christians are looking to the hills and wondering “from whence cometh my help?” This should not be so for true believers. The word of God has taught us to read the signs of the times, and for those who know the Word, these are exciting times. To be able to see the Word of God come to life before our eyes is an amazing thing.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:6-10 King James Version (KJV)

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers’ places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Jesus was letting His disciples and us know that all these things will be happening in the last days and the last of the last days that we are in now. That may appear to be grim to some believers but verses 11-13 tell us 11 And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

We just need to endure, in faith, and the good news is we will not be in it alone because Jesus says that He will never leave us nor forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) Jesus also tells us in John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

The same strength that allowed Jesus to face and die on the cross, and that same power that raised Him from the dead, is alive in those who claim Jesus as their Lord and savior. Christians need to remember that our help comes from the Lord, The Lord who created the heavens and the earth is our help. The Word tells us “If God be for you who or what can be against you?” (Romans 8:31) Again, Jesus said we will have trouble in this world, But His Word also tells us in Psalm 34:19-21 (KJV) 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

Our prize, as Christians are not long lives here in the world, our prize comes after a successful life of faith and obedience through trial and tribulations leading to everlasting life with Christ in the kingdom of Heaven. God sent His son to suffer and die for us and expects us to do the same thing for His son. So,” count it all joy when you fall into diverse trials…” (James 1:2) God bless you all.