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How To Finish Strong In Faith Now And Not Cry
by Ngozi Nwoke
12/03/2019 / Christian Living
Is it still possible to undoubtedly receive your miracle? The God of all possibilities is able to do the impossible even when you least expect it. But will He find faith of the heart in you when He comes? This article shows you how to hold onto your faith even if your chances of receiving your desired answer seem very slim.
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God - Romans 4:20 (KJV).
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding - Proverbs 3:5 (NKJV).
You may have done all you can now and you are empty of what else to do for your answered prayers, however, don't be despaired. It's time to stand strong in faith, nothing wavering. It's time to trust God and not lean on your own understanding.
How To Finish Strong
1. Don’t stagger at the promises of God
God's word is purified seven times (Psalm 12:6) and settled forever (Psalm 119:89). It is very reliable and never fails. What the Lord says is what He does. So, you need to put your eyes focused on the word of God and not on the raging storms. Unfortunately Peter missed it here. He was walking on water until he ceased to focus on Christ and focused on the storm, and then he started sinking (Matthew 14:28-31).
These storms, which represent the challenges before you, stop at the sound of God's word. Therefore, standing firm on the word of the Lord and not wavering no matter what is happening will empower your answer to come speedily.
2. Stand in faith
It is impossible to please God without faith of the heart (Hebrews 11:6). You must believe that He will do what He had promised. Choose to be moved by God's word and not by what people are saying or the circumstances around you. Also, believe the report of the Lord in spite of all odds. For instance, Abraham stood in faith, believing that God would indeed make him a father of nations, despite the deadness of his body and Sarah's body (Romans 4:19-20).
3. Trust the Lord
You need to have a firm confidence in the Father's personality and integrity. You are to rely on God as your creator, the Alpha and the Omega, the all knowing and powerful God. So, rest on the Lord and depend on His love that never fails. Trust the Lord with all your heart (Proverbs 3:5). Again, Abraham showed his trust in God when he took Isaac to sacrifice him. He trusted that God was able to raise him from the dead, since the multiplication of the generations after him was to begin with Isaac (Hebrews 11:17-19).
4. Don’t lean on your understanding
Many people doubt the Lord's word because they try to reason out how the change will come. They try to imagine the possibility of getting their heart desires based on the prevailing circumstances. So, when they can't fathom the possibility, their faith wavers.
God is not tied to the logical ways humans reason. His thoughts and ways are higher than our thoughts and ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). He can change the course of anything at anytime. He can do things that are scientifically impossible. For example, it is scientifically impossible to create a path in the sea with the water standing as walls, but God did it. He parted the Red Sea and the Israelites walked on dry ground, and also caused it to flow back when they had all crossed, thereby drowning the Egyptians who pursed them into the sea (Exodus 14).
5. Give glory to God
Giving glory to God from your heart, in spite of the challenges before you, is a proof that you truly believe in Him. It makes God appear bigger than all your problems, and as you continue to ascribe glory to the Lord, the problem continues to become smaller and smaller till it disappears.
How To Achieve These
One way to be able to stand in faith and not stagger is by meditating on God's faithfulness and the things He had done before. Also, by believing that He is able to do what He had done before again, considering that He does not change (Malachi 3:6). Your faith increases as you spend time studying and meditating on the Word of God. As a result of this, every impossible case becomes possible before you just as it is with Christ.
God is waiting for you at the finishing line. So, don’t allow the circumstances around you to make you stagger and quit at this time. Focus on the Lord’s word and promises, remain strong in faith and let Christ deal with the issues of how to grant your answered prayer. Congratulation, you will finish strong in faith!
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 a more fulfilling life. Want a more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today. http://stepswithgod.com
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