Sometimes as Christians we may feel defeated. We may feel that everything and everyone is against us, but nothing could be further from the truth. We forget sometimes who we serve. Our God is the Mighty One, His name is above all names, He is the alpha and omega, He is all knowing and powerful. He is our Savior and He will not be defeated. His Word says we cannot be plucked out of His hand and that He will fight for us. At times we may get knocked down, battered, and bruised. We may feel discouraged and alone but when we get to a place that we can’t go any further, God will step in and rescue you. All we have to do is cry out to him. Isaiah 58:9 says Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, Here I am. Just reading that gets me excited to know that I am that important to him. Just to know that when I am hurting or scared that all I need to do is cry out to him and he will say, “Here I am.” Do you realize how powerful that is? The problem is sometimes instead of crying out to God for help, we want to dwell in self-doubt and self-pity. We not only accept defeat we become content with defeat.
If we are moving in sync with God and we are following him and staying tucked in next to him. His Word says no weapon formed against us shall prosper. But to do this we have to be “fearlessly full of faith.” See, most of time we have “fear filled faith” and God doesn’t want that. We don’t show faith until we are desperate, then we call on God as a last resort. God wants us to be fearlessly full of faith. He wants us to call on him first and know that he is going to take care of the issue before we even ask. His Word says He hears us and knows our needs before we even finish speaking. However, to be fearlessly full of faith you must have deep roots in God. If you are not spending time in the Word and with God growing your relationship with Him, you will never be fearlessly full of faith. Isaiah 43:1 says Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. We forget sometimes to whom we belong and the power that comes with that. I saw a post that said the phrase Do Not Fear is in the bible 365 times. Do you think that it is a coincidence that this phrase is in the bible 365 times and that there are 365 days in a year? No, he wants us to know daily that we should not fear because he is with us.
Hebrews chapter 11 says But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. As Christians we know who God is and we believe God is who He says He is. I believe where we lack in faith is believing He can and will take care of all of our problems. We say with our mouths that we have this type faith, but our actions don’t support that. If we truly were fearlessly full of faith, we would take all our needs and issues to him and leave them because we would know he is going to take care of them. We wouldn’t fret and worry over every problem in our life, if we had this type of faith. God doesn’t just work on your spiritual issues, but he can and will work on your financial issues, your employment issues, or your family issues. God loves all of you and he wants you to depend on him in all aspects of your life. If you are not letting God lead you in every aspect of your day to day life, then you are not fearlessly full of faith.
I am striving to become fearlessly full of faith. I want to be so strong in God that my faith is untouchable. This doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be attacked or persecuted, but I wouldn’t let it defeat me. I would be able to give it to God immediately and continue his work without missing a beat. When pain and suffering attacked me or my family, my faith would not be wounded. When I am confused or don’t understand why things are happening my faith would be steadfast. No matter what the World or Satan threw at me I would remain dedicated to my faith and to glorifying God.
Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day in Jesus Christ!!