Standing Still and Having Faith

waiting-on-godWritten by –  Kim Johnson – immysister.org

One of the hardest lessons that I have had to learn, is standing still and having faith. In fact, this lesson I am still working on. Prior to now, practically all of my adult life has been filled with, ups and downs, highs and lows. If a thought entered my mind, I went with it; Man o man, how crazy is that. Fortunately for me now, I can see that I have had a blessed life, in spite of myself. And I thank God for being the ultimate parent, because, no matter WHAT! He still loved and adored me…But God!

So, as I write this blog my sisters, I wonder about your thoughts on standing still and having faith. I find that standing still is so hard to do. Standing still when faced with adversity. Standing still when your heart hurts. Standing still when you are grieving. Standing still when you are financially broke. Standing still in the face of bills needing to be paid. Standing still when you are sick. Standing still when you don’t know what to do. How can I willing just stand still when my life depends on me moving, how do I do this?

The bible tells us that in order to stand still, all we have to do is, “be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith and be courageous and strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13); and that, we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us” (Philippians 4:13).

And that we also must have faith, say’s Jesus. In the Book of Matthew 17:20, He says, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move, nothing will be impossible for you.” Faith is a gift from God, and to have Faith, you must have a connection with Jesus Christ. Just by believing that He truly is listening, you have Faith! It’s that easy! Faith is very important, as everything that was done in the Bible was by Faith. We must read the Bible day and night, as it is very important in our “Faith” (Wilki).

I tell you my sisters, when we stand still and have faith in God, we can hear when the Lord is talking to us. We also will understand that no matter what we are going through, or faced with, that our Father will guide us through it and that we will be alright.

Sisters do you hear me! What are you going through?

 

Bibliography
Chery, F. (2017). Standing Firm. Bible Reasons.
Stanley, C. (2009). Life Principles. La Habra, CA: New American Standard Bible.
Wilki. (n.d.). How to Have Faith in Jesus. Retrieved November 1, 2017, from https://www.wikihow.com/Have-Faith-in-Jesus

 

2 thoughts on “Standing Still and Having Faith

  1. Thank you Pastor Hall, for your words of wisdom and encouragement. I know your feedback is just what my sisters need to hear. You know Pastor, part of the reason I blog is to help women all over the world. I believe that through my blogs and the feedback of other women we help to heal one another.

    I have finally reached a place in my life , through the help of God and my Sisters in Christ, that I understand the value in standing still and waiting on God. I have also learned that no matter what curve balls life throws my way, with God by my side, I am alright, inspite of what I feel and the situation looks like.

    Even though standing still requires a lot of discipline, like you said, because of faith I can now visualize what the Lord has for me.

    God bless you, Sister…

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  2. My Sister,
    Thank you so much for such an encouraging message about Faith and Standing Still. The Song Writer said it best when he said “while you wait you might have to Stand in the Rain. While you wait their maybe some heartaches and pain but while you’re waiting for the promises to be fulfilled in your life remember Gods never late so just praise him while you wait”.
    The reason we do this is it pushes us towards the outcome. Then the focus is no longer on the waiting period by faith you are able to visualize your outcome !!!
    Thank you for encouraging me on today to Stand Still and Wait on GOD!!!🙏🙏🙏💕💯💪🏾

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