I have prayed for years and God has not yet answered. This faith stuff, is it really working? Many people who had the same challenge, but for a shorter period, have shared their testimonies; do I really believe? These thoughts and many more may have crossed your mind and you are wondering how to stay on in faith till you experience your victory. This article gives you the battle weapon to use, which is God's love.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son..." John 3:16 (KJV) Also Romans 8:32 (KJV) says, "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" Furthermore, Isaiah 49:15 (KJV) says, "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee."
The scriptures above make it clear that God loves us and that He will give us all things without any charge. To buttress His level of love for us, He compared it with the love of a mother. It is very difficult for a mother to forget her sucking child. And God says that even if a woman does forget her own child, He Himself will NEVER forget His own child.
Therefore, no matter the challenge, remember God's love for you. It is a battle weapon to use when the enemy is flooding your thoughts with doubts. The mind is the battle field, win in your mind and victory is yours. So when these thoughts come, open your mouth and declare that God will grant your heart desire according to His word because He loves you. The enemy, the devil, cannot stand words declared in faith, Luke 21:15.
Our earthly fathers will always give their children what they want as long as it is good for them and they have it to give. Even if the father does not immediately have it to give the child, he will plan how to do so in the near future. Like earthly fathers, God wants to give us our heart desires. The good news is that God ALWAYS has it all to give. All He wants is for us to stand in faith until we see the manifestation of our desire.
Can you imagine a father refusing to give his son that he loves what he really needs? If your answer is NO then be assured that your heavenly father much more cannot do so. Matthew 7:11 says, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"
God's love as a battle weapon enables you to fight all doubts. An understanding of your heavenly Father's love for you will help you believe that what God said He will certainly do. He can't watch His child being reproached by a challenge and not do something about it. Delay is not denial and God will make all things work together for your good.
When I was reproached by childlessness, all manner of thoughts went through my mind for many years. But each time such thoughts came, one battle weapon I always employed was God's love for me. Sometimes I wouldn't be sure of my faith in any other thing but I would be of God's love for me. I believed His love will show me mercy and grant me my heart desire and I declared it to myself and others whenever I had the opportunity to do so. I didn't know how He was going to do it but I was sure His love will do it for me all the same.
This assurance enabled me to go through twelve years of childlessness with joy and peace. It strengthened me and even drew me closer to God. I had strong hope that I would certainly be a joyful mother of children. Today I am a mother. My father did not fail me and He will not fail you either. No matter the challenge, employ this battle weapon and victory will be yours.
Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher, counselor and author of "Peace Money Can't Buy" and "The Man Jesus" . She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God's love and christian living for more fulfilling life. Want more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today. http://stepswithgod.co
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