Oh…I love how the Amplified Bible defined faith in Colossians 1:4 ” For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus ( the learning of your human personality on him in absolute trust and confidence in his power, wisdom, goodness) and of the love which ( have and show) for all the saints.” It teaches us that faith in God is “the learning of your entire personality on him in absolute trust and confidence in his power, widmsdom, and goodness.” Whenever we exercise our faith, we lean everything about ourselves on him ( believe me am learning to do more of that everyday) and we place our trust and confidence in three specific attributes of His character, his power, his wisdom, and his goodness. Now, this is what I call absolute trust!.
For every time we approach God in faith, we must first realise he has the power, the supernatural ability to meet to our needs and solve our problems. He is able to orchestrate circumstances and events, arrange relationships, open doors of opportunity, rescue us from trouble, send financial provisions and work any kind of miracle we need. Jesus himself said, “All things are possible with God”. You and I are limited in our human strength, but God can do anything. Believing this alone is essential to having faith.
Faith also involves placing absolute trust and confidence in God’s wisdom. I like us to know that for every time we do not know what to do or how to do it, God does. He is powerful to do anything and he is able to do anything. He knows what is best for us and how to help us. When he answers our prayers in ways we do not understand, we need to lean on the fact that he is a wise God who sees hope every time we see shadows. He restores us piece by piece.
There’s nothing too dirty that he can’t make worthy, he washes us in his mercy. He keeps taking care of us even when we don’t deserve it. I know I don’t deserve his mercy most of the time but he keeps loving me still. Sometimes we need the experience of going through something rather than being delivered from it. We also need to realise he sees the big picture of our lives from every tiny mistake we make or mess we get ourselves into and works all things together for our good Romans 8;28. Our God is always able to deliver us from difficulties, although sometimes he may not choose to do so for our own good.
Being exposed to challenges, we learn to overcome them rather than be defeated by them. There are some things in life God chose not to deliver me from that really got me upset, even got angry with him but today they don’t bother me anymore. Why you ask? Because through my challenges and experiences i have discovered that I was stronger in God than I thought I was.