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Believing God

Have you ever asked God about something and gotten an answer you didn’t expect? Has he promised you something you know you don’t deserve, something so wonderful that you hesitate to believe it? Something so improbable you think that you must be mistaken?

That’s exactly what’s happened to me. I’m still waiting, and expect to be waiting for a while yet but that’s ok. I believe God. I was in a very bad, low place in my life and I asked Him for something.  To my surprise, He dropped an answer in my heart and spirit immediately.

Being somewhat skeptical in nature, of course I doubted both myself and God. And of course I asked for a sign. Guess what? I not only got one sign, I got two…only a few hours apart! I don’t need to tell you what that did for me.  The only thing left for me to do is believe.

You would think that would be easy. Maybe for some, it is. For me, I have to remind myself over and over that He is faithful. I searched scripture trying to understand His faithfulness. I found a few scriptures that I have been holding on to for dear life.

Hebrews 11 is well known as the ‘Great Faith Chapter’ in which Paul gives us examples of men and women of faith. What many of us tend to read right over without giving pause is verse 11 in which we are told that Abraham was able to become a father because he ‘considered Him faithful who had made the promise’. Abraham didn’t have ‘blind’ faith. His faith was based on the fact that he believed God to be faithful. That is powerful.

Maybe you are not used to people being faithful. Maybe you are not, or have not always been, faithful. Thankfully, He is not like us. He is always faithful. We don’t have to try to figure things out. We just have to believe that He is faithful.

Scripture is full of references to His faithfulness. One of my favorites says it plainly: Psalm 145:13 The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made.

So I say it over and over again, day after day. I encourage you to do the same. Say it out loud. Take it on schedule like you would take medicine. I believe you. I believe you. I believe you,