In an earlier blog, “Your Own You”, I talked about the book When Women Pray and how these resilient women from the Bible never gave up. They never gave up because they were expecting something, hoping, and believing and although for some of those women it took many years to see there reward, they did because of their unwavering faith. In the end they inherited their blessing. Those women were persistent in reaching out to God and in return they were blessed.
Faith can do the impossible because it sometimes take believing the impossible to get it done. Now, what is faith? There are two definitions of faith. Faith is defined in the natural principle as “a strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.” “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 KJV defines this in the biblical tense. If you weren’t already, now that you are aware of what faith is, how do you use your faith? Is your faith being used when things are going in your favor or is your faith being used when problems have you really down?
Faith can move mountains. Imagine what faith could do with unwavering belief. There are some reading this post right now that can testify to that. Although, I’m not irrational to think that faith isn’t sometimes hard, it can seem hard, especially if you are hoping for something and not seeing the physical results. However, I do realize there isn’t a need to see a play by play of how God is working out the situation, it may be a little bit worrisome but know that God was already working on your behalf before you even asked.
God is working on your behalf even when we don’t see it and even when we don’t deserve it. He’s creating ways and opening doors simply because he cares and loves you. He loves us. I was reminded by someone dear to me that we are called God’s “beloved”. Beloved means that you are “dearly loved,” and unlike people’s love, God’s love doesn’t change on a whim, it’s unconditional and consistent, it’s true and it’s pure.
If you are repeatedly going through the same situation and it feels there is no way out, ask yourself, “have I given this to God?” Invite God in so that he can not only change your situation but change your life. Not only is he there to care for you but he is also there to provide for you. He “shall supply all your needs according to his riches through Christ Jesus.” When you feel like no one cares, there is someone who cares and there is someone who knows your name. God knows your name and you are his, because he cares. You are his because you are wanted. You are his and he keeps you. “Oh to kept by Jesus.”
I would like to share with you this song that has a special way of touching my heart. It touches my heart in the most spirited of ways because I know how it feels to be loved and cared for by my Saviour. Because I know that I make mistakes, because I know that I don’t always get it right, I am content with knowing that even through my worst, God still knows my name. I hope that you can enjoy this song in the fullness of God’s love for you, because he knows exactly who you are and he knows exactly what you need. “You Know My Name by Tasha Cobbs Leonard ft. Jimi Cravity.”