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Easy beliefism…the way of the world – Ali Winters

Easy beliefism…the way of the world

8/22/19
Ali Winters

We move along, all’ right in our world….until circumstances change. The cares of this life, the trials, the heartaches pile up, one atop another, life crowds into our happy space, stealing our joy, our victory, our faith. Our bodies begin to feel more like a ramshackled old barn in need of repair instead of the temple of the Holy Spirit. Hopes built on promises of a better tomorrow crumble as reality sets in, our expectations depleted, our egos deflated, our dreams splattered against a brick wall of hopelessness and despair.

Questions arise, uncertainty fills the heart, doubt creeps in; suddenly you find yourself face to face with depression, anxiety, uneasiness. Faith begins to waive; apprehension, hesitation crowds in, all hope seems lost. Where is God in the midst of my tragedy? Why doesn’t He answer my prayer? Why did this happen to me? We declare ourselves deserving, worthy and begin to question God; Let the wicked man forsake his own way and the unrighteous man his own thoughts; let him return to the LORD that He may have compassion, and to our God, for He will freely pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts…Isaiah 55:7-9

Michael Boldea writes – ‘Men today don’t want God to be their pilot; they want Him to be their Uber driver. They want to tell God where to take them, what route He should take, the pit stops He should make, all within an acceptable time frame that they’ve allotted Him. We say we want Jesus to take the wheel, but we want to be the ones to determine the destination. When He says He cannot take us where we want to go, we throw a hissy fit, leave Him a bad review, and declare to the world that we have abandoned our faith, lost our religion, and disavowed Him as LORD and King.’

Easy beliefism…the way of the world; but not the way of the cross. Faith built on fairy tales but not truth, speculation but not the Saviour, myth but not the Messiah is not faith but fantasy, false hope and fabrication. For in this hope we were saved; but hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he can already see? So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Why are thou cast down, O my soul and why are thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God… Man has a plan, God has another plan. Man becomes frustrated, disillusioned and begins to ask; “hath God really said?”

ali at 12:01 AM

Original article can be found here

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