Did you know that you are part of a group of happy people?
“Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me].”” (John 20:29, AMP)
Because you have believed without seeing, Jesus calls you “happy.” For you who believe, without having seen or touched Jesus with your hands, know that this faith that believes the invisible is of great worth!
- Your faith is precious to God, more than fine gold, because He knows that you believe without seeing, that you believe no matter the cost, proving your faith. (see 1 Peter 1:7)
- Your faith is pleasing to God: yes, without faith, it is impossible to please Him. Believing that God exists is a beautiful proof of love for Him. And He will reward you for this act of faith. (see Hebrews 11:6)
However, you and I sometimes go through times of turbulence. Fear or doubt can invade our minds when difficulties come…
You know that fear is the opposite of faith…and it’s stronger than you. Anxiety can assail you, and it can become difficult to believe without seeing results! Know that He understands…Jesus Himself experienced incredible anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane as His sacrifice on the cross approached.
So I encourage you… don’t be afraid of placing all your trust in Jesus. He will never deceive or mislead you. Has He ever abandoned or disappointed you?
You’re on the right path with Jesus…persevere! And your faith will be rewarded.