BELIEVE

I love my Sunday posts and from a lot of your comments, I think you like them also. There are Sundays that the comments say that the post was meant just for them. That is exactly how I felt the other morning when I opened my daily devotional. It was almost like a smack in the face.

I have said since the start of the year that my word for the year was going to be BELIEVE. That was what the devotional said too. I sat there reading and wondering how the author of this devotional had gotten inside my head. How did she know that even though I “believed” in the Lord that I sometimes didn’t believe?

You might have to read that last sentence over a time or two before it makes sense. Yes, I do believe that Jesus is the son of God. Yes, I do believe that He came to earth to save us from our sins. Yes, I do believe that He intervenes on our behalf. But, there are times when I simply forget to believe.

I pray for the healing power of the Lord on family and friends but honestly, I sometimes think that I am praying in vain. I have been guilty of starting those prayers with, “Thy will be done.” That way if my friend is not healed then it was not because the Lord didn’t answer my prayer, it was because it wasn’t His will.

Jeremiah 17:14 –

Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. 

I pray for the economy in our area. It is a very depressed area and I see a lot of suffering in our community. I pray for the local government that they make smart decisions in bringing industries into our area. But then I find myself saying things that show that I don’t think the Lord “will” help us.

James 1:5 –

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

When I lay awake at night tossing and turning and worrying about how or why then I am basically telling the Lord that I don’t really “Believe.” I don’t “believe” that He can, I don’t “Believe” that He will, I don’t “believe!”

Jeremiah 33:3

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

Knowing that I have a problem is the start to fixing the problem. If I want my word of the year to be BELIEVE then I actually need to start believing. When I pray for my friends and family I need to pray with the belief that the Lord is healing them. When I pray for our community then I need to have the belief that He is working toward a solution. And when I wake up in the middle of the night with an anxious thought on my mind then I need to thank the Lord for all He is doing and that He alone knows the reason for what is happening. My job is simply to believe and be thankful.

Mark 11:24

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Have A Blessed Sunday!

 

 

 

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  1. Yes, this one is for me! It’s so hard to believe someone will be healed (from alcohol abuse) when I know it’s SO difficult. And a person has to WANT to change. But I pray every day for healing & knowledge & wisdom to be able to help when I can. I tho’t God was leading in a specific direction but it certainly seems wrong at this point! So I have to keep believing that He is in control & He will will be with me thru this situation. / Congrats on Baby Beckham. He’s a “keeper” for sure! God be with you all.

  2. This may be your best Sunday blog yet! Maybe its just because it is so meaningful to me. I just finished a week’s worth of “Thy will be done” prayers. Today I will start with what I believe! God is our healer, our strength, and a God of miracles!
    Blessings to you and your loved ones!

  3. A friend has just been given a devastating cancer diagnosis. I am praying hard for her. With your post today, I know I need to Believe that healing will come for her. Thank you for the time you put into your Sunday posts and I am also praying for you and your community. God bless that new little grandson. Life is good!

  4. Thank you for this reminder. My girlfriend showed me a scripture quote on her phone the other day and then said ” claim it”. I am reminded of that today. Truly claiming what I believe when as pray.

  5. Tania, thank you I love your fashion posts but when Sunday morning is here, I look forward to your inspirational words.
    Donna

  6. So true. Just reading The Fisherman by Larry Huntsperger…historical fiction..story of Jesus and his disciples as told by Peter. I think if Peter had doubts and he was there with Jesus, it is understandable that our flesh has doubts too!

  7. I am so guilty of doing the same thing, saying thy will be done, just in case! I enjoy your Sunday post. You put things in a way easy to relate to. I am starting a bible study soon called “Believe ” that goes right along with your word for the year!!

  8. Thank you for this Sunday post Tania . Believe is such a wonderful word to live by and to always trust in the Lord . Who is the author for your devotional that you read ? Have a wonderful Sunday with your family and God Bless

  9. Great Job Tania ! I have the same problem when it comes to money. God says he will provide but i have a hard time Believing it ! Cause in my mind were is this money coming from. Thank you for reminding to just Believe

  10. I BELIEVE this was meant for me! Thanks for reminding me that God is in control and still answers believer’s prayers!

  11. I’ve been reading “Believing Christ”. How we can believe what he taught. Believing in him is one thing, believing his teachings is another. We need to believe he is our Savior and also have the faith to believe and know what he taught is true. Thank you for your post today and congratulations on your new grandson ❤️

  12. Thank you! Once again your blog, your Sunday posts, touched my heart. I too struggle with the why, and don’t say Thank you enough to God, or don’t Believe enough that he has the answer or that he will take care of the situation. But he will and does, all in his time, not ours. Bless you for your blog, and Thank you for keeping us Inspired and remembering that if we just simply Believe, then all will be answered. Thanks you and may God Bless You and your family each and every day!!

  13. Thank you for your Sunday morning posts. Great way to start the week. I usually read them after church but today I didn’t go. Sad day My mom passed 4 years ago today and it really hit me today. But just reading this made me feel better because it made me believe that the Lord will ease my sadness. I always knew it but today I simply forgot!
    And congratulations on your new blessing. I have 4 beautiful granddaughters and they are such a joy to be with. My first is Molly (8) who is my “sidekick” She and I have that special bond that you have with Emersyn.
    Again thanks for today’s post
    Peace and Blessing
    Debbie

  14. Thank you! This happens to me, but I never really put a “name” to the problem. Now I have something to work on.

  15. Sometimes my non-believing is more about me. I doubt my ability to recognize Gods will in my life. He is always guiding me, I don’t always manage to see or follow the correct path. Prayers for believing in ourselves and in Him!

  16. Thank you for taking the time to write this blog. Your Sunday blog is truly beautiful, and so spot on!! Blessings to you and your family.

  17. Thank you Tania for this beautifully written Sunday post. Amy Carroll from Proverbs 31 Ministries chose the word Believe for 2017. She has researched many scriptures with that word. Due to a seven year personal trial in my life I chose the word BELIEVE for this 2017 therefore, I claim to believe Mark 9:23. ~Lisa~

  18. You are not alone. I think sometimes we feel unworthy of the gifts god has for us. I have as all families many areas in my prayers for wants for family who are struggling with problems. My hardest part about praying is having patience to wait upon the answers. I will continue to believe god hears and answers prayers in his on time. I know I have seen some of mine answered. God bless you for reminding us to pray with the belief they will be answered.