Are you doubting or trusting In His Word? 4-9-18

Are you doubting or trusting? In His Word

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself  purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Hebrews 1:1-4

I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.”19 Then they said to Him, “Where is Your Father?”

Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.”

20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one laid hands on Him, for His hour had not yet come. John 8:18-20

The disciples could not have doubted Christ very much while he walked the earth but I know they doubted their own faith because He told them many times to do so.  Peter was walking on water and He began to doubt and started sinking before Jesus grabbed him.

But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

Matthew 14:30-32                                                                  

Think for a moment; do you recall something you were trusting God for that you gave up on? Trust Him a little bit more! Peter found that as Jesus reached out ad grabbed hold of his hand that He could stand and walk back to the boat. The wind ceased at that point!

I want to point out that once he walked back to the boat with Jesus, on the water, they got into the boat and the storm stopped.

Maybe you are going through a storm and God has shown you that it is He, but you are as Peter and doubting. Maybe you are not seeing it but if this is the case, Jesus has a hand outstretched to you to help you not just through that storm to the boat but to stop the storm in your life!

Peace be still!

Do we forget that the Word has the direction for our lives?

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My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you. Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem n i the sight of God and man.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.  It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:1-8

God’s Word gives us so much information to follow and the if we do then we get this thing, that sometimes its easy to forget the real point is in the doing!

Our Church leads are heard saying “We do the Word” and this is what it means; to do what the Word says to do and to walk in it, not looking for “what’s in it for me” but accepting them when they come. Accept the fact that God can heal you, accept the storm being calmed… accept God’s forgiveness that comes when we forgive others for their trespasses against us!

Oh wait , Teresa His love is unconditional! Does that really mean I need to do something to get something? No, not His love, you get that and life eternal when you choose to believe you it; but the forgiveness of your sins, you must ask, repent and ask for forgiveness. The healing sometimes God does without being asked but He likes us to ask as well.

But it all comes when we remember to Trust Him!

Believe, trust, love, hope, healing, help, direction; it all comes when we make the choice to do what the Word says to do.

Do the Word! Walk the Walk, and do as He says! Your life will get better but wont it be better walking in the presence of Jesus while it gets there?

The storm would stop, and Peter cold have swam back, but Jesus took His hand and lead him back to the boat then stopped the storm,

So what are you going to do? It’s a sink or swim moment! Grab a hold of Jesus’ hand.

Dear Heavenly Father; Thank you for the faith to trust You, through Jesus to reach out his hand to save us! Thank you for Your forgiveness, Your love and mercy each day! Renew our hearts to be right with you in Jesus name, amen.

Suggested Reading John 8:1-59, Hebrews 1:1-14,  Mathew 13:1-14 and Proverbs 3:1-35.