If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all. - Isaiah 7:9b
This world and its politics, philosophies and priorities seem to be spinning out of control, much like a snowball rolling down a hill. As that snowball is rolling down, it gathers more snow with each turn, growing larger and larger until it is massive and uncontrollable. As that snowball is rolling down, it gains speed, becoming dangerous to anyone or anything in its path.
Turn on any news channel and you will see the raw pain and the anger in the hearts and lives of so many. People are so hurt, and they need some real solutions. Everyone has an opinion on how to fix the problems, but in their well-meaning words and efforts, someone else becomes hurt.
There has never been a better time in your life than right now to stop and take a moment of reflection. How firm, how solid is your faith in God? Do you know what you believe? Do you know what is true about God? Have you grown your faith, increased your knowledge of doctrine, and strengthened the miracle of your testimony? Have you studied the Bible for yourself and learned to love and embrace its truths in your life? Isaiah 7:9b says this: “If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all.”
There is a battle going on in this world of evil versus good. As followers of Jesus, we know that He alone is the way, the truth and the life. (John 14:6) History has always been filled with evil men bent on destruction. History has also been filled with Godly people making a difference in the lives of those around them, not only through good works, but through allowing their firm faith to guide others to the Lord.
Is your faith firm enough to stand against the tidal wave of evil in this world? (1 John 5:19)
Is your faith firm enough to know that regardless of the situation, that God will never leave you or forsake you? (Hebrews 13:5)
Is your faith firm enough to sustain you though no one goes the same path as you? (Matthew 7:14)
If you are not firm in your faith, then when the troubles in life come your way, you will be like someone trying to balance on a raft going over a waterfall. You will not make it. Every single situation that comes your way will either build your faith or chip away at it. If you want your faith to be firm, then deliberate effort needs to be made to do so. Just as one is intentional about other goals in their life, growing faith needs to be made a priority now more than ever. Your soul requires it, the struggling child in your home needs to see your faith, the hurting neighbor is looking for it, and the desperate co-worker is watching you to see if your faith is firm enough so they can grab hold of the truths you say that you believe, to help them as well.
God said in Luke 12:20, “This night your soul is required of you.” Death will come for each of us one day. How ready will you be? The time is now, today. Open up the Bible and study it, for in it you will find the truths that will change your life for today, tomorrow and for eternity.
I want to know you more. I want to be sure of what I believe about you and your Word. Help me to apply my thoughts and my time so that I can study your truths, so that I can increase my faith. Help my unbelief Lord. Help me to take what I know about you and consistently live out those truths every day of my life. Help me to see my situations as opportunities to see you move in my life. Help me to be bold in sharing what I believe to those around me.
In Your Name, I pray,
Tiffany Thibault enjoys living life with her husband, two teenage daughters and one very large dog. She is a homeschooling, healthnut mama, speaker and writer who loves to encourage others to grow closer to Jesus.