You know brothers and sisters, someone once told me that “Not having faith in God is as good as witchcraft”. As I was in bed reading I was reminded of that statement and I thought to myself, as a child of God, one has to always put their unwavering faith in God because he created the heavens and the earth, the whole universe and every single item in it. He holds all power in this world and there is nothing he can not do because “.. what is impossible with men is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27). This is why I felt the need to encourage you tonight because the word of God says “For without faith it is impossible to please God..” (Hebrews 11:6).
First of all what actually is faith ? Hebrews 11:1 says that “..Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen“. In essence faith is trusting in God no matter what you can physically see. The word of God says “For we walk by faith and not by sight..” (2 Corinthians 2:7) this means that no matter what the world is saying, not matter what the devil is saying, no matter what anyone or anything other God is saying you will cling onto the word of God with unwavering faith and trust in God to be with you in your circumstances. The word of God in Genesis says that we were created in the image of God. Even God himself exercises faith, when God said “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3)he was calling something which was not as though it was and by faith it came to pass. Hence it says in Hebrews 11:3 that “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were made of things which are visible.” Seeing that the Word of God which is God encourages us I urge you brothers and sisters to preserve in Faith. Fight a good fight of faith and your life shall be victorious. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he the Lord Our God has promised. The righteous will live solely by faith, let that word echo in your mind, soul and spirit. The righteous shall live solely by faith. Where does your faith lie ? Does your faith lie in your doctor ? In your husband ? In your Father ? In your education ? In your wealth ? Where does you faith lie ? If the answer is anything other than God, as the scripture says you are not living a righteous life. Living a righteous life is not easy hence we have to persevere. To persevere means to continue to do something even when it’s difficult meaning that even when you fall out of faith you rise up again and make a stand. We are all sinners and we all fall time and time again but by the Glory of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ we will have the grace to continue even when we don’t want to, even when it gets so difficult that it is much easier to give up. May the Lord Our God Bless you and have Mercy upon you now and forever more. Keeping persevering, keep fighting the good fight of faith and do your part and trust God to do his part. Stay Blessed !