Faith Factor

The world is filled with a variety of problems.  Pollution, wars, the economy, natural disasters, various assorted personal issues; there are lots of things to cause concern.  Some people are afraid of the future.

Faith eliminates fear.

I believe that God can give us wisdom to know what to do in any circumstance.  I further believe that God can give us the strength to do what we need to do.  Beyond that,  I believe that God is able, and willing, to intervene on our behalf.  Besides, there is the recognition that our true and greatest joy does not originate in the things of this world anyway, and that we have a hope that goes beyond the grave.

Christians have no reason to fear the future.

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5 Responses to “Faith Factor”

  1. dgecko Says:

    I have no reason to fear past, present or future but, not so sure I’d completely agree with your premise. If our faith comes down to relying on God’s intervention then why were we ever granted free will? Surely if God gives us the freedom to make choices then intervention would undo that ultimate gift. Other issues in there to but keep up the good writing.

    • Pastor Curt Says:

      dgecko, thanks for commenting. I am not suggesting that our faith comes down to relying on God’s intervention. I believe in using the mind and the abilities that God has given us to deal with life. However, it is good to know that we can ask for additional wisdom and strength in times of need. God’s intervention is a last resort and is only given in His way and timing, not according to our desires or expectations.

    • Pastor Curt Says:

      An additional thought, God’s intervention does not eliminate human freedom. It may change the consequences of a bad decision. Occassional divine involvement does not need to mean complete manipulation of all events and actions.

  2. Cherie Bell Says:

    Curious about the comment that God’s intervention is a “last resort.” Care to expand on that?

    • Pastor Curt Says:

      I believe that God is involved in our lives constantly, usually in quiet, unnoticed ways. What I meant by God’s intervention was a miraculous occurence that disallows any natural explanation.

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