Bible verse: I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
This verse is very important to every Christian. It’s the embodiment of our faith as well as our trust in God’s sovereignty over all things. In our lives, tough breaks and sufferings often come upon us: Our careers or studies take a nosedive; we are persecuted by the government because of our belief; unbelieving family members and friends prevent us from believing in God; as well as natural disasters or man-made accidents. When these happen, most Christians will stick to one faith: Relying on God. Nothing is impossible for God because He will always be there for us. Only when God gives us faith and strength can we overcome Satan’s temptation. Just as Jehovah God led the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea; David beat the giant Goliath; The Israelites attacked Jericho according to God’s order; The Lord Jesus resurrects Lazarus. All of these signs represent the unique authority of God. … Regardless of living or dead, all things are in God’s hands. Thus when trials come upon us, it’s the moment God test our faith.
This reminds me of the story of the Canaanite woman, she believed the Lord Jesus is God even though Jesus regarded her as a dog. Because of her faith, Jesus saved her daughter. We should also follow her example to hold onto our faith in God, rely on and look up to Him at any time. Just as God’s words say, “That is, it is only from within your faith that you will be able to see God, and when you have faith God will perfect you. Without faith, He cannot do this. God will bestow upon you whatever you hope to gain. If you don’t have faith, you cannot be perfected and you will be unable to see God’s actions, much less see His omnipotence. When you have faith and you can touch His actions in your practical experience, God will appear to you, and He will enlighten and guide you from within. Without that faith, God will be unable to do that. If you have lost hope in God, how will you be able to experience Him? Therefore, only when you have faith and you do not harbor doubts toward God, only when you have true faith in Him no matter what He does will He enlighten and illuminate you in your experiences, and only then will you be able to see His actions. These things are all achieved through faith…No matter how God works or what kind of environment you are in, you will be able to pursue life, pursue the development of God’s work in you, and pursue the truth. You will have an understanding of God’s actions and you will be able to act according to the truth. This is your genuine faith, and this shows that you have not lost hope in God. You will still seek the truth in refinement, you will be able to truly love God and will not develop doubts of Him. No matter what He does, you will still practice the truth to satisfy Him, and you will be able to deeply seek out His will and be considerate of His will. Only this is true faith in God.”
From God’s words we can understand, when we have true faith in God and rely on Him in trials, He will show us His deeds. Sufferings, refinements and trails are to perfect us. God will make a way if we have unshakable faith in Him. Hence, we should ponder this verse in our daily life. No matter what we do, we will get achievement when we put our trust in God.
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Nothing is Impossible For God – Philippians 4:13 was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by Find the Shepherd
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