Monday, September 4, 2017

I believe in you!

I have no scripture to go with this today, just words, my words.  I know usually, I try to tie in something but after looking, I did not find anything that I could use that said what I was trying to say.   
Isn't it nice when someone comes along and says they believe in you, right?  You say thank you and inside you get all hopeful.  Especially if you are having a hard time believing in yourself.  I speak from experience.  My faith in self is always going up and down.  Some days I can say I got this and others not so much.  Yet when one person says we got this, I believe in you, then my whole attitude changes.

So how does God say he believes in us?  Simple, He believed so much in us that He sent His only son to die for us.  What a powerful thing that is!  If you have read my blog, you know that I have a son, he is adopted out.  My love and belief in him were so strong that I gave him the life he could flourish in.  Not give him up so others could be saved.  God though, gave His son for us.  He said these people are worth saving and for that, there needs to be a sacrifice like no other.

When I asked my preacher what scripture to say for this, he reminded me of Romans 7 starting in verse 15 to verse 25.  It says:

 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature[d] a slave to the law of sin.

So there it is, though I am sinful, God says I will deliver you cause I believe in you!  A scripture that came to my mind as I wrote this is Deuteronomy 31:6.

Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

I have learned in the years I have been alive, that those that love you and believe in you are those that never leave you!  So here is God saying it!  How beautiful a scripture!  And if that is not enough then there is Hebrews 13:5-6.

Don't be obsessed with getting more material things.  Be relaxed with what you have.  Since God assured us, "I'll never let you down, never walk off and leave you." We can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I'm fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?

God is there all the time for us and He believes in us more than we can ever imagine!  I will leave you with one final scripture.  I find this one of hope that says to me even when I don't believe in me, He does.  In Jeremiah 29:13 God says:

When you come looking for me, you'll find me.  Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed.

I have to look for God, but it is easy to find Him because He is right there with me and believing in me!

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