Faith sees the outcome beyond the obstacles. It sees beyond the problems, the obstacles, those difficult circumstances. Walking in faith means being mindful of the naysayers and trusting in God with your own personal journey. It’s staying the course knowing that God is faithful and a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. It’s finding strength in Him when we feel we can no longer press forward.
You must forge an atmosphere of faith. Especially in those moments when you find yourself surrounded by critical, judgmental, cynical people. It’s so easy for those very same characteristics to transfer over to you. But you must know the voice of the Holy Spirit. A voice that knows truth, love, and power. A voice that opposes the cynicism and judgments of others. Faith presses in! You must press into Jesus. Press into His promises. Draw closer to Him. The moment you do, your disappointments turn into hope. The spirit of faith steps in, and the goodness of the Lord becomes more evident in your life. The veil comes off and you can see all His goodness all around.
Let’s have a faith like Paul’s. In Acts 27:22 we read where Paul says, “But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.” Verse 25 goes on to say, “So keep up your courage men, for I have faith in God that it WILL happen just as He told me.” Stand firm in your faith like Paul, believing and seeing the outcome beyond the obstacles. Paul didn’t focus on the storm or the negative outcome the crew saw. Paul saw through unveiled eyes. Eyes of faith that saw beyond their circumstances. Do not permit yourself to become overwhelmed by your present situation. Be like Paul and look beyond
My dear friend walk in the word and live above your circumstances. Take the high road and walk in faith, courage and trust. “Trust in the Lord (He can be trusted for sure) with all your heart and lean not on your own (what you think and what you feel) understanding; in all your ways (behaviors, appearance, attitude, speech) acknowledge Him, and He SHALL direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) Remain confident knowing that God knows where you’re going before you take that next step. And He knows every word you will speak and how all this is going to turn out.