“The just shall live by faith.”
I was challenged a few days ago as I thought about this scripture and what it meant for me.
It’s not talking about having faith occasionally and it’s not talking about faith as an event.
Instead this verse talks about faith as a lifestyle, as the driving force behind everything we
As I live my life there needs to be an expectation that God sees and is working things out
for my good. I need to believe He is faithful to what He promised and even though
things are hard, He will deliver me and that my best days are yet to come.
I am not where I am by accident, so there needs to be a conviction that God has led me here
and He is directing my every step. The things that are happening in my life are not a coincidence.
The things I am believing for will come to pass. He has a purpose and plan for the gifts and talents
He has given me. I was not an after thought when He made me so there is so much more in store.
That’s what it means to live by faith and that’s what I feel I was challenged about as I read that
When things don’t go the way we want or we encounter difficult times that’s when
it becomes harder to hold on to faith, to live by faith. The difficult things we face can distort our
vision. We can lose sight of how great God is and instead of living by faith the doubts, fear, and anxiety
lead us. Instead of faith we become discouraged and hopeless. We lose sight of the big picture and
go into survival mode. But that’s not the way God wants us to live.
The just shall live by faith.
In everything, He wants us to trust Him. In sickness, He wants us to trust Him for healing, in financial
turmoil He wants us to trust He will provide, in economic hardship He wants us to hold on to the truth
that He is our provider. When the door is closed He wants us to believe He can open the door.
When faced with a dark and grim life, He wants us to believe He has a future and an expected end
for us, that our lives will get better.
Don’t fall into the trap of getting by. As you work, or go to school have faith. He wants you to believe.
Because the truth of the matter is this;
The Lord is working on your behalf
The Lord is directing your every step
He is your Shepherd so you won’t lack
You were created for a purpose
Your life has meaning and relevance so even though it doesn’t feel that way, He is busy making sure
everything He planned and promised for you comes to pass!
Be expectant. Don’t take your life for granted. Don’t give up hope.
The Lord is in control and that’s all that matters.
Live by faith!
Blessings to you friends.