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A bit of a cheeky question you might think, butlet me expland that question…are you washed in the blood of the lamb?

Maybe your more confused by that question than you were by my initial question. To put it simply, have you accepted God as your Lord and Saviour? If not, it’s time to have you sins washed away, and let Jesus into your life today.

Words I’m sure we’ve all heard and sung many times, but do you still believe them!

God is amazing, not only did he make each one of us, he continues to care for each of us. No matter how many times we disappoint God, or even turn our back on Him, he still loves us. That is the reason why when we put our faith back in God we are no longer blind, because we see how much he loves us, and believe in Him once again.

Let’s make sure we continue to believe those wonderful words by John Newton, because God’s love is amazing!

Here’s one of my favourite songs which features those words by John Newton.

Is your faith in God true?

What do I mean by that – well, has it survived difficult times, or have you ever been through a time when you felt God had deserted you only to realise later that God was right there with you every step of the way?

Faith is not a simple, easy thing. True faith grows through trials and testing.

Cross-Cultural Partnerships – Navigating the Complexities of Money & Mission – Mary T Lederleitner

Every day you believe in God, your faith in Him can grow. Every situation and experience that you go through, God is with you, so if you stay strong, and keep believing your faith in God will prove to be well founded.

How good are you at waiting?

For me and possibly you too, it probably depends what you’re waiting for.

  • If you’ve got a hospital appointment and you’re waiting to be seen, you’re probably anxious or nervous.
  • If you’re waiting for delivery of a new TV, you’re probably desperate for it to be delivered, anticipating how great the picture and sound are going to be.
  • If you’re waiting for a letter to confirm a job offer, you may be anxiously looking out the window for the postman.

How about when you’ve prayed to God about something specific and are waiting for Him to answer your prayer – Are you eager to find out how God is going to answer your prayer, or anxious that he won’t answer your prayer in the way you want?

However and whenever God answers our prayers, there’s no need to be anxious or afraid, because He will answer our prayers in the way that He deems is best for us.

Life can often make us question whether God cares, or even whether he exists. But as the song There Will Be God reminds us, no matter what happens, there is always love, there is always hope, and most importantly, God is always there!

Just because what’s going on in your life right now doesn’t feel good, doesn’t mean God’s not working. ~ Joyce Meyer

It can be tough to believe things will get better for you when you’re in the middle of a difficult time in your life. But even during those times God is with you. Remember that God will always answer your prayers, maybe not when you want or how you want, but he will answer your prayers.

Will everything be ok?

How many times have you asked yourself that? How many times have you asked God that?

When we’re children and we fall and hurt ourselves, our mothers or fathers will pick us up, cuddle us, and we feel better. These days who do you turn to when you need someone to just hold you?

It’s great when we have someone who will ‘just hold us’ when we need the reassurance of a hug, isn’t it.? But spare a thought for those who have no-one they can turn to for a hug, when they need someone to be there for them.

Maybe we each need to be that person that others can turn to when they need someone to just hold them. Maybe we can take those opportunities to tell them that God is more than just enough for them, as He will hold them safe in His arms forever.

What is faith?

This quote from Charles Surgeon, pretty much sums it up I think.

When everything is going well, it can be easy to trust God. However when we’re challenged or face difficult situations, we can be guilty of turning away from God because we think he doesn’t care or isn’t there for us any more. However during those difficult times, that is when we should trust God more than ever.

When we do trust God through no matter what situations we face, our faith will keep us strong and keep us believing God will get us through whatever we’re facing.

If you’ve ever felt as if your life feels hopeless and you feel all alone, you’ll understand just how low life can feel at times. I’ve been there, and I felt so isolated, so alone – It felt like everyone else’s lives were going so well, and that I wasn’t part of anyone’s plans, no-one seemed to care how I felt.

It felt as if even God had deserted me as I couldn’t pray, and found God wasn’t fixing everything the way I wanted. The reality was, it was me who deserted God because I stopped praying, I stopped believing God was there or even cared about me. How wrong was I!

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Even although I knew this verse in the bible, and I believed in God, I doubted God at a time when I needed Him most. The good news is, even when we desert God, He never deserts us!

And I’ve been down the other road
Where fear and doubt
They take control
And I won’t go there anymore

I got through that time of feeling hopeless, and I believe I got through it because God was with me. Yes, I suffered, yes I was scared, but God was with me. Somewhere deep inside me my faith kept me going even when I didn’t realise it. Without my faith, without God who knows how my life would have turned out when I hit rock bottom.

Without God there is no hope, but with Him we have the promise of eternal life!

I’m sure we’ve all faced situations or circumstances when we’ve felt as if there’s no way you can get through it. But here we are, we’re still here, so we must have made it through those difficult times. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a struggle or that we didn’t wish we didn’t need to face those things, it simply means we had  the strength to make it through those times.

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes
And make a new beginning

Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you’re stronger
Stronger than you know

When we put our trust firmly in God, he will give us the strength we need to get through anything.

Always remember, you are stronger than you could ever imagine when God is supporting you. So trust Him, and he will give you the strength you need, always.

Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do