Month: December 2015

Have Biblical Faith!

George Whittenby George Whitten

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

A.W. Tozer had an interesting commentary on this verse. He said:

“Faith is seeing the invisible, but not the nonexistent.”

We live in a world today that seems out of control — yet the Word clearly tells us that God remains in control.

When the Israelites were driven to the Red Sea their situation appeared impossible and desperate through human eyes. They failed their first test of faith when they told Moses it would have been better to serve as slaves then to die in the wilderness. [Exodus 14:10-12] Though they had seen His miracles of deliverance from slavery in Egypt, they failed to remember to encourage themselves with this recent history of Divine intervention.

YHVH allowed the “impossible situation” to test their faith and to reveal His glory and power!

Biblical faith believes and stands upon the invisible reality of God’s presence, power, and protection, in difficult, even impossible circumstances. People of faith keep our eyes on Heaven where the Lord’s sovereignty over all earthly events inspires trust which is not based on what we see, but remembers how our invisible God has delivered, preserved, and protected us in the past.

Let’s not fail the test as the Israelites did, wishing they were back in Egypt! There are times when life places us in “impossible situations” which our Lord allows to test our faith and to reveal Himself and His glory. Whatever impossible situation you may be facing, encourage yourself with memories of God’s past faithfulness and blessed providence. You will not know from where or how the deliverance will come. But do not allow the “invisibility” of the solution to throw you into doubt or panic. Stand firm in what you do not see, and then, see the salvation of the Lord!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten

These Petty Troubles And Vexations!

Grace Gemsby George Everard

“Little Foxes, and How to Catch Them!” 1878

We must see our heavenly Father’s hand in our lesser trials and cares, as much as in the greater ones.

David recognized the hand of God, in Absalom rising against him in rebellion–but he saw it no less in Shimei throwing stones and dust and casting bitter words at him.

Just so, let us see God’s hand in everything. These petty troubles and vexations are a part of our schooling for Heaven. They are just as much sent from above, as the fierce storm that wrecks our home and leaves us desolate in a cold world. They all come . . . to prove us, to humble us, to draw out the grace which God has given us, to break the tie that binds us too closely to earth, to knit the tie that draws us nearer to Heaven.

Let us ever fix this in our minds. Let us say to ourselves, “My Father has sent this trial! Not a sparrow falls to the ground without Him. The very hairs of my head are numbered by Him. So I will trust His heart, where I cannot trace His hand. He is too wise to be mistaken–and too good to be unkind!”

by George Everard