“Dare To Believe God”

 
        Pastor David C. Franklin
 
      March 17, 2020
 

Today dare to believe God. The Holy Spirit placed this on my heart last night to share this with you. I am believing it will rescue someone’s heart that has been in despair, has a lack of peace, or in discouragement and confused. With the advent of the Coronavirus and other events that may occur there has been great disruption to many things, even our faith. We all know that life is not always a bed of roses, most often we are stuck by the thorns of circumstance not always of our own choosing. When God made you, you were extraordinarily created as His masterpiece for good works.  For those of us who believe, He has not abandoned us, though those days of hardship may be numerous, our foundation of faith must reside always in Him. King David experienced numerous days of despair and pain but through it all his heart remained with God.

1 Timothy 4:9-11 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
9 This saying is reliable and worthy of complete acceptance by everybody.
10 With a view to this we toil and strive, [yes and] suffer reproach, because we have [fixed our] hope on the living God, Who is the Savior (Preserver, Maintainer, Deliverer) of all men, especially of those who believe (trust in, rely on, and adhere to Him).
11 Continue to command these things and to teach them.

Let us not so quickly abandon and reject the lover of our souls and the lifter of our heads. Remain steadfast in that which you have learned of Him careful to build upon that sure foundation of Christ those elements of faith that furnish your souls with the incorruptible that sustains your hope and life. [1 Cor. 3:9 -11]

1 Thessalonians 2:13 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
13 And we also [especially] thank God continually for this, that when you received the message of God [which you heard] from us, you welcomed it not as the word of [mere] men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe [exercising its superhuman power in those who adhere to and trust in and rely on it].

It’s always difficult for us to see a way through the storms, but that’s what storms do, blind us, take us off course, delay our purpose, sow unbelief/discord, brings fear, distorts and distracts and leaves us prey to our enemies. But we should know and retain in our hearts that if we lean to our own understanding we surely will not find our way out. However, thoroughly trusting in Him, who has seen all things under the Son, has supernaturally made a safe course through the storm to bring us ashore. [1Cor. 10:13] Follow His lead in all of our ways.

Hebrews 11:1 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
11 Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Saint’s, “Dare to Believe God,” and establish this healthy pattern in your life that is ever present and more than able to lift you out of any present and approaching storms. Have a blessed day! One who is encapsulated and braced in the Love of God does not fear for God Perfect Love cast out all fear of judgement/condemnation.
 

1 John 4:18 The Passion Translation (TPT)                         18 Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment has not reached love’s perfection.

Every believer should know that this Coronavirus pandemic is not a judgement from God, nor a rejection of His people. He first loved us when we rejected and did not consider Him and sent His Son Jesus to relieve us of sufferings/guilt and condemnation of this fallen world that we might live in peace and be His light and hope to others. If God is punishing us now it would nullify or void everything Jesus accomplished at the Cross for us.
 
John 16:33 The Passion Translation (TPT)
33 And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!”
 
Saint’s, “Dare to Believe and  Trust God.” It is the faith of Christ we abide in and make our sound foundation in such difficult times. Turn to the Holy Spirit within you and prayerfully seek the spirits wisdom, comfort, guidance and peace. Settle your hearts always in Christ and His generous love and provisions for you.