Sometimes, people try to discourage us from doing something for God’s kingdom, telling us it will never happen.
I had a person do this when I began pursuing creative writing. They told me to give up, to do something else, to realize it was a waste of time. They were even bold enough to say, “I don’t think you’re going to make even ten dollars on a poem or short story!”
With much prayer, fasting, and faith, not only did I receive a short story acceptance, but I was also paid twenty-five dollars. God provided, and He provided more abundantly until the provision overflowed.
Faith is confidence in what we hope for, and it is the evidence of things not seen. Even though others try to discourage us and say our plans are impossible, faith wins our victory. Even in the darkest moments when it appears as if nothing is moving, I can testify that faith can move mountains, overcome nigh-impossible odds, and quench the boasting of those who say some things are impossible.
Without faith, it is impossible to please God, for those who come to Him must believe He will reward those who diligently seek Him. Every Christian who has endured the journey has struggled to bear their cross.
When we are going through difficult circumstances and are in great want and need, we can trust in the Lord and remind ourselves of His promises. If we feel we lack strength in life’s storms, we can have faith in the Lord Almighty, for He is our refuge and strength. When we have a long-delayed godly desire in our heart and need the Lord to fulfill it, we can have faith in the Lord, for nothing is impossible for those who believe.
Persist and be strong in the Lord and all His mighty power. Never give up.
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