Faith’s Big Opportunity

Are you facing a difficult time in your life?

Something unexpected. Something traumatic. You are feeling shaken and wondering how you will make it.

What if this time of trouble is the very place of triumph for your faith?

And what if God has a plan He is going to carry out as He walks you through this valley of shadow?

The writer of Hebrews encourages us with a great promise for these times —

He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,” so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”
Hebrews 13:5-6

John told us that the one thing that will always give us the victory is our faith —

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith.
1 John 5:4

So in your current situation, what do you believe? Your feelings or God’s magnificent promises? There is your opportunity in the trial. Believe God’s Word and touch the very hem of His garments in the fiery trial.

Spurgeon was a master at understanding the value of our faith in trials. Read these words again and again to discover the truth of all he is saying —

Dear one, you scarcely realize the value of your present opportunity; if you are passing through great afflictions you are in the very soul of the strongest faith, and if you will only let go, He will teach you in these hours the mightiest hold upon His throne which you can ever know.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I am living in the power of God’s promises in the heat of one of the most difficult times of my life. My mother suffered a stroke just two weeks ago and we are all relying on God and trusting Him in the midst of this trial. It is an opportunity for fear or faith. I choose faith. Plain and simple. My mother may be stepping into heaven soon and even then I choose faith. God’s Word promises that when we are absent from the body we are present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). Oh what hope there is in knowing that heaven is our eternal home.

So dear friend, whatever your difficulty is today, make it an opportunity for strong faith. Let go of the fear, surrender to your Lord, and trust His promises. He will carry you through.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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  • Title: The Opportunity Of Faith
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