Unshakeable Faith

Posted: July 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

Faith Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
James 1:2

God is in control of all circumstances that surround the believer. The devil can do nothing in the life of the believer without the express permission of God. But why would God give that permission? Because Satan’s attacks will show what you are made of.

A faith that cannot be shaken is a faith that has been shaken. And if your faith is real, it will even endure through the worst of circumstances, because character is not made in crisis; it is revealed. For example, when tragedy struck Job, we find him worshiping God, but we find his wife saying, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die” (Job 2:9). Trials, temptations, and crises separate the wheat from the chaff, the true from the false, and the real from the unreal.

Suffering helps us grow spiritually and makes us stronger in our faith. James reminds us, “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” (James 1:3–4)

You will be tested. You will suffer. You will deny the cross. You will doubt… But, you will preserver. You will come out on top. You will be stronger and better than before. You will be able to overcome the challenges in life and it will be all the more easy the next time up. Don’t be afraid to get a little dirty… It all works out in the end. It’s up to you to rely on God to get you through it.

Brother Jonathan R. L. Spann
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