Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). When you extend your faith,you are believing that certain events will transpire, despite, what you see. For example, job promotion, healing, financial increase etc.
At times, faith, begins to subside during the, “between stage”. The between stage, is when you are waiting to get from point A to B. For example, you want that job promotion, and you did great at the interview, but the company decided to go with someone else. During this middle phase, is when your faith gets truly tested, but do not lose hope! That situation you desire,will come at the right time.
Let’s look at biblical stories where faith is tested:
-Sarah could not bear children, but was told that she would conceive a child, during old age. It took faith to believe that she would have a baby in her nineties. (Genesis 18:10)
-Abraham had to offer up his only son, as a sacrifice, as a test of his faith. When God saw that he was faithful and willing to sacrifice his son, he sent a ram. Due to Abrahams obedience,God blessed his family for generations and generations. (Genesis 22:2)
-Noah was told by the Lord, to build an Ark, with two of every animal and only his wife, sons, and daughter in laws, would be saved. Noah had faith, did everything that the Lord commanded, and he, his family and animals were saved from the flood. (Genesis 6: 13)
-Moses took heed to the steps that the Lord spoke and delivered thousands from Egypt and led them to the promise land. (Exodus 14:1)
-A woman had an issue with blood and had been bleeding for 12 years but her faith made her whole, by touching the hem of Jesus’s garment. (Mathew 9:20)
-Job, was allowed to be tempted by Satan, with the approval of the Lord. Job lost everything but he still had reverence and served God. Due to Jobs faithfulness, Job blessed him with twice as much as he had before/ (Job 1:8 and Job 42:10)
You may be in a season where your faith is being tested. You are waiting for that promise to come, but you are getting tired. I want to encourage and remind you that, just like the promises manifested in the stories above, YOURS is on the way.
Whenever I encounter that “between stage” between point A and B, I like to read Hebrews 11 and analyze, how faith, orchestrated the lives of many. This chapter helps me to be hopeful for my future and know that my promise will come just like it did for others.
-By faith I can trust God
-By faith I understand that the world was framed by God
-By faith I can be confident of God’s promises despite circumstances or consequences
-By faith I will run with endurance the race that is set before me by looking unto Jesus
-By faith I am healed
If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there and it will move”- Mathew 17:20
We walk by faith and not by sight.- 2 Corinthian 5:7
Remember, we are in this journey together!
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