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Faith and Hope Coexist in God

Glorify God all the time because He has the control

27/12/2016

By: Bishop Jorge Pinheiro

Article by: Victor Correa


Faith and Hope Coexist in God
PHOTO: José Monteiro

When hope dies, faith dies too. It`s impossible for anyone to be hopeful and say that isn`t faithful. One is linked to the other one as we see in Psalm 62:5 of David. In an emphatic way, he makes it clear that the salvation is only in God. God`s power is so big that even the circumstances are in His hands. The “by chance” and “luck” are God`s work. Everything contributes to what God wants.

Sometimes the human being thinks that he has the control over the situation, but everything is in God`s hands. David recognized that. When talking about rocks, we figure out something firm, that cannot be twisted or pressed and God is rock, salvation and high shelter. He is not jolted or shaken. During the rainy time, everyone searches for shelters and wait for the rain to stop. This place is called refuge. Storms come to our lives and everyone goes through them. However when we face hard times, it`s under God where we shelter.

God calls our attention in order to protect us because the world where we live in is evil. Don`t mislead yourselves. Things may not be better. It depends on the situation. The situation hasn`t gone bad because of the saints, the chosen people by God who are we, besides many others who will convert themselves yet. In moments of hard times, it`s under God where we find refuge. David talks about salvation and glory. The salvation can either be the everlasting life or being rescued from difficult situations. God has rescued us from jeopardy, freed us from evil, kept us safe. When he talks about glory, it`s because God doesn`t want us to go through humiliation or shame. Your glory and your salvation depend on God. He wants to be glorified in your life. In other words, the Glory of God wants to be manifested in your life. He wants His wonders to happen in your life in order to make people aware of how God is by your side. In this world, God wants to show His power to you and I. He doesn`t need to show that He is God. But He does to us what is good and benefits us while His Glory passes through our lives. David urges people to believe in God. Something that makes God nervous is to mistrust Him. God will help you, change your life, do everything He has promised. You don`t have to doubt it. David taught people that to believe in God. It`s not useful just believe in Gold when everything is okay. It has to be all the time even if things are good or not. Even when the situation is not so well, we shall glorify God in order to make Him manifest His power in our lives. How can God heal if there`s no disease? How can God help pay bills if there`s no crisis? How will God thrive the poor ones if there`s no poverty? So even the bad side of life should be glorified because through those problems God`s glory will manifest in your life. Your life will become an example to others who will see and convert themselves to Him. Evil works for God and doesn`t know about it. God sees what the evil does to you and knows how to free you, allows him to advance a little bit to make him think he won. All of a sudden, God pulls his rug and you will be happy to see what God is doing to you and your faith will grow. Faith grows through work and miracles of God in our lives. When the situation is hardship and almost impossible to find the exit, don`t complain. Remember that man can`t win by his own because it`s God who wants to solve it in your life. He loves you so much. Rely on God that it`s just part of His plans. Occasionally we undergo trials that God allows us to show His Glory through our lives. David underwent difficult situations and God gave him success in all of them. For experience, he could say how God was for everyone to remember. That`s the way it will be in your life. You will be able to tell your true history of what you have lived and what God has given you. Advice: In difficult moments, don`t tell others your problem, it won`t work out and it will make you seem a poor guy. Instead, put it in God`s hands. Give your heart to God and He will deliver you from evil. Believe in Him and His Angels, under his guidelines, will protect us along all of our paths.

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