9/20/16 at 02:15 PM 0 Comments

Live by Believing (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 29)

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2 Corinthians 5:7 (NLT)
For we live by believing and not by seeing.

Every day we encounter is filled with unknowns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. We are not told how our lives will be or end up when we are born. Even though we’d like to think there is, God does not offer a crystal ball for us to look into the future. We like to be sure of results and outcomes before we take risks. But nothing at all is certain.

This is why we must have believe. Faith causes us to walk on even though the light before us is dim or not present at all. We press on toward accomplishing a goal and reaching a dream. Even though we can’t see the finish line, we know it is there and we keep moving forward. When life throws us punches, we must accept them. We live by grace (and grace alone) and we walk by faith.

Living by faith requires courage and strength. We must be willing to give up control of our lives and trust God’s process. A life of faith will cause us to experience God in a new and fresh way as we yield to His will in obedience. When we walk by faith and not by sight as God commanded us, we go to places we do not know and receive blessings beyond our wildest imaginations.

If you choose the path of faith, you must be willing to let God move you out of your comfort zone. Maybe you’ve experienced the pain of divorce and betrayal. Or maybe you are struggling with addiction, acceptance, approval, or infertility. Perhaps, you’re trying to find your way after loss, grief, or loneliness. Whatever you have been through or are going through, don’t let it defeat you, don’t let it get you down. It is your faith strengthened by trials that produces hope. Keep your head up. Keep looking to Jesus. Have faith in His promises and walk on anyway.

“Without faith a man can do nothing; with it all things are possible.”
— Sir William Osler

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