Faith propels us forward even when we have uncertainties about what's ahead.
To move past a place of negative emotions requires to move forward in a place of faith, even when there's doubt. Faith is developed in doubt. Faith is strengthened in doubt. Faith depends on God because of doubt and faith is found in our self-doubt. We find the goodness of God, not in our own self confidence but in our own self-doubt.
Faith beams in the light as we seek our way out of the darkness. Faith pulls us up and stands us on solid ground. Faith declares God's love and mercy; His compassion and empathy; His redemption and grace! And faith propels us forward even when we have uncertainties about what's ahead.
"Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." — Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)
Faith requires our trust in God - to know He won't leave nor forsake us, (Deuteronomy 31:6), turn His back or watch us fall without Him to catch us. Faith means we understand that despite all (our sins, faults, shortcomings; our fears, struggles, and doubt) that He both hears and answers our prayers. Faith is just what it is - Faith - knowing that what we can see is temporary and won't last and what we cannot see is eternally lasting. "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
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