What are you doing right now that requires faith?
Take a moment and answer this question for yourself.
We are just a few days past the halfway point of 2020. Six months ago, we entered this new year and we all started strong. With a Word from the Lord and divinely ordered steps, we walked into 2020 with clear vision. It was more than a catchy slogan or another gimmick. We embraced all God had for us. We wrote the vision and made it plain. We put on our running shoes, jogging shoes, or even walking shoes and we began to move forward.
Some just made it out of the gate. Some made it a little further. Then Covid-19 became a global pandemic that affected everyone of us.
At this mid-point in this very unusual year, we must stop and reflect. We may even need to stop and regroup. Did you continue to walk strong or did you stop cold in your tracks? Did you run forward with clear vision, or did you lose focus and lose ground?
No need for explanations, this is a judgment-free zone.
It is also an encouragement zone. If you are reading this, you are still here! You are still called, equipped, and chosen by the Lord for this exact moment. You heard Him correctly! This is the time; this is the year. No matter the obstacles, hold on to God’s promises and keep pushing on to victory.
However, there is something much more important than how tightly wehold on, or how much wekeep pushing, and that’s this—“He who promised is faithful.”
In Hebrews 10:23, we are admonished “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” These words were written to encourage believers to continue in Christian hope as we await the coming of the Savior. We can wait with expectancy in our hearts, because Jesus promised He’d return; we can trust what He has said.
In the same way, we can confidently trust that Jesus will return, we can trust in EVERY promise that He has made. We can say “Amen” because He who promised is faithful. He is fully trustworthy! If He said it, you can embrace it, believe it, and look for it to happen.
So I’ll ask the question again. What are you doing right now that requires faith?
What has God promised you this year? Do you believe, in faith, that you will see every promise fulfilled? Do you have faith in the Faithful One?
If not, let me encourage you to believe again. Trust again. No matter what it looks like, He who promised is faithful to keep every one of those promises.