Because God said so…
Hello blog readers,
I’ve been wanting to share something with you for a few days. One of my church pastors shared something with me after bible study that made a ‘light bulb’ go off in my head… Maybe someone else will be encouraged to hear it too. It’s a quote by the late Manley Beasley.
“Faith is believing something to be so,
when it doesn’t appear to be so,
in order for it to be so,
because God said so.”
The last line in that quote is the most important, and has been altered over time. Here’s why it’s important:
It doesn’t matter how strongly you trust in something, if it’s a promise that God never made. You can claim it, speak it, place hope in it, and strongly believe in it — But if it’s not God’s will for you, He won’t compromise for your will to be done… or my will. God has the final say. His will be done always and forever.
The object of your faith is what saves. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”
Be encouraged knowing that if you believed in it, and applied works to achieve it…and it never happened — It wasn’t God’s will for your life. The experience may have been necessary to receive what He has for you. It could have been a decision that was completely out of God’s will for you — Everyone has made wrong choices. But take heart: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Don’t let life’s disappointments weaken your faith in God. He always delivers on His Word.
Numbers 23:19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
He won’t ever forget you.
Joshua 21:45 Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.