Have you ever been in a hopeless situation? If “yes” and you’re still
breathing, it is definitely because of grace through faith.
Grace is getting what we don’t deserve, but what is faith?
For a baby or a child, it is complete dependence to mom/dad acknowledging
that he can’t do anything in his own strength. It is TRUST. (Psalm 131:2)
For someone who is sick (eihter terminal or simple illness), it is knowing
that pain is temporary and his body is in God’s hands and He’s in control.
It is HOPE. (Luke 8:43-48)
For a person who is afraid to stand and speak in front of a crowd, it is
knowing that God is the One who is at work and recognizes that he is only
an instrument in the hands of the Artist. It is CONFIDENCE. (Exodus 4:10-12)
For someone who has limited to no resources in time of calamity, it is
being calm and resting on God’s promises of provision and deliverance. It
is PEACE. (1 Kings 17:14-16)
For all mankind whose initial destination is eternal fire, it is only by
accepting God’s gift of salvation, and nothing else can and will save us
from perishing forever. It is BELIEVING. (John 3:16)
Faith erases options and embraces God’s plan.
It is proving God at His word.
It replaces WHYs with PEACE.
Writer’s Bio: An I.T. personnel by profession, Jewel Jireh De Leon is a tchoukball athlete by passion, and most importantly a sinner saved by God’s grace. She serves the LORD through her church’s praise team and outreach ministries.