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973rd -- The Journey Toward Faith


It is easy for anyone to want to give up when all they see are obstacles in
their path. What we must realize as we travel through this journey called
life is that God never promised that we would be trouble-free and live 
life on flowery beds of ease. In fact, the Lord Jesus knew that life is 
full of troubles and wanted to comfort His Saints by saying in John 16:33
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In
the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome
the world.” We are to put on the countenance of peace and have faith in 
God that all will work out for our good in the end. Faith must be shown 
with action behind it. We can't say we trust God one moment and then 
murmur and complain about all the wrong that was going on in our life the
next moment. We must be steadfast and unmoved by what we see with our 
physical eyes and know that God is still with us and has not left our side.

No matter what is going wrong in your life, I want you to know that God is
still in control. No matter the illness, the financial issue or family 
trouble, I encourage you to stay in faith. Let God know that your eyes 
are not focused on the problem, but they are focused on Him. Speak to God
in prayer. Confess all that is on your heart. The Lord knows you better
then you know yourself and when we acknowledge our frailty and confess our
need for God; that is when heaven and earth will move on your behalf. We
may not get the answers in ways that we expect, but God is faithful to 
bring peace to our hearts and comfort us in our trials to let us know that
all is well. I know I've asked God for relief many times and He always 
answered my prayer. It may not have been immediate, but it was never too
late. Trust the Lord, be confident in His ability to restore peace in 
your heart and know that no matter what happens, your life will always be
secure in His Hands.

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to trust the Lord 
with your life. No matter the trials, tribulations or obstacles in your 
path, know that God will be faithful to deliver you and bring you every 
answer that you seek.


When people say God doesn't shut the door without opening the window, I 
think I know what they mean and I would like to share it with you. When it
seems like life has dealt you a bad hand, maybe it is for a reason. I have
a friend that grew up in an abused home and was moved around a lot. At 
times my friend wanted to give up, but she had a very special friend that
would not let her for every now and then a ray of sunshine would appear in
her life, just enough to keep her going and just as she began seeing the 
calm after the storm the ultimate tragedy happened.

Her best friend was killed in an accident, “What else can I tolerate?” she
asked. She began searching for a new beginning, but every door was shut in
her face. One day she spoke to the minister of her church and pleaded for
answers. She asked him, “Why am I being punished, I had parents that 
didn't love me, all the kids in school always laughed at me and wouldn't 
be my friend because I was withdrawn and shy and the one person that 
showed me love is gone.”

I thought “God was a good God.” The minister, taking into consideration 
the stability of my friend responded by saying to her, “You have to have 
faith and trust in yourself before you can see what God has in the works 
for you.” My friend made the biggest decision of her life that day. She 
would gain her faith back by helping others, so she volunteered at a local
hospital where her duties were to look in on terminally ill patients. She
found comfort in talking to them and listening to them. She was confused 
how someone so ill could be in such good spirits, but she learned 
something from working there.

No matter what road you are on, as long as you have faith, the road will 
be a pleasant journey.

Author Unknown

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the 
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of 
the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law 
doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the
rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf 
also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest.”

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my 
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my 
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving 
strength of His anointed.”

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem67.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: STEPHANIE'S TESTIMONY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony188.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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