What is faith?

greg abbottLet’s talk about faith, no, we aren’t going to read Hebrews 11:1in the Amplified Bible. Too many times when we talk about faith it’s in the context that we have faith God will do something for us.

If we boil faith down we could simply say that faith is trusting God. This is where we can get out of whack in our belief. It’s not faith to believe that everything is going to turn out to our definition of perfection. True faith is believing that no matter what the circumstance that God will see us through.

Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted “Pray as if everything depends on God. Work as if everything depends on you. Let’s work together to fix America.” The tweet got hundreds of retweets and many positive responses. However, an atheist did respond, if there is a God, get out of your wheelchair.

Governor Abbott lost the use of his legs after an accident, yet he persevered through the hardship through work and faith and ended up being voted Governor of Texas.

To me, this is a perfect picture of faith. Yes, I believe in healing, but there is more to healing than what we at times can think. Governor Abbott could have become severely depressed after his accident and given up on life. He didn’t do that, he choose to believe that even though life had taken an unexpected turn that God still had a plan. – This is faith.

Some might say believing in God is emotional or mental weakness. I happen to believe in God. The faith of Greg Abbott inspires me because even in the midst of a life altering circumstance he choose to trust God.

This man’s story is the picture of Romans 8:28, “All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”

Faith is not believing that everything will work out to my idea of perfection. Faith is knowing that whatever may come my way, God is there to see me through.”

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About Casey D. Bell

Casey is an ordained minister in the Church of God and has a passion to see generations come together for the cause of Christ. Casey teaches strongly in the areas of faith, healing, applying God's Word to our everyday life, and the benefits of understanding our Jewish roots.
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