My Grace-Full Life

5.31.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Standing Strong in Faith

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I was reading Isaiah this morning when this verse crossed my path: “If you do not stand firm in your faith, then you will not stand at all” (Isaiah 7:9b).
These are words that the Lord spoke via Isaiah to Ahaz in regards to an upcoming attack from his enemies.
I have to confess, when it comes to the battlefields of the Bible, especially during this time frame, I get easily confused.
So I’m not going to try to outline the potential battle that Ahaz faced because it’s not really relevant right now.
The point is, God was telling him to trust Him.
It’s the same message He has for all of us, no matter what our personal battles may be.
It’s at this time when we have to trust in the unseen and know the truth of Exodus 14:14, “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
That’s so hard to do, isn’t it?
As y’all already know, being still isn’t a strength of mine.
But Jesus equips us with His strength.
When our faith in the unseen falters, we simply need to pray and He will write faith on our hearts (Hebrews 12:2).
What we have to keep remembering is that the characters of the Bible weren’t characters.
They were real life, flesh and blood people and while times change, people do not.
They experienced the same doubts, fears, and insecurities we do.
And yet, God worked miracles for those who trusted in Him.
If He did it for them, we can expect Him to do it for us.
But our faith must be strong, firmly planted in the foundation of Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone.
Today, as you pray, thank Jesus for equipping you with His strength and the faith you need.
Be grateful that while you are weak, He is strong.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you stand firm, and wait for the Lord to handle your battles, even in the unseen.

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