Kristine Cucinotta Murphy
Most of us have problems to be solved, situations we don’t like and unmet desires.
John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world
Lately, I have been told a lot, “You should be here to fix this.”
I inquire, “What needs fixed?”
Most answer me, “You know.”
To which I say, “No, that’s why I asked and I ask again. What needs fixed?”
Most responses are, “Everything!”
I giggle and continue with, “Only Yahuah is able to fix everything.”
Before the conversation changes topic, I say, “And, You know how I will help you. I will pray, read Scripture and then dance; praising Yahuah with you.”
Some say they are willing to do this together. Then, I don’t hear from them again. Not that that is a bad thing, prayerfully they were encouraged to redirect their focus back on Yahuah.
Yet, most say, “That won’t fix it.”
The conversation always ends with, “Well, you know where to find me.”
Philippians 4:6 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Faith takes a whole lot of believing without seeing, trusting without knowing, and praising before receiving.
All I know is, life in this world is not perfect, but we serve the perfect Elohim. Everyone has to deal with struggles, trials and will suffer.
1 Peter 2:21 – For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Christ didn’t suffer so we would not have to suffer. He suffered to show us how to suffer, what to suffer and when to suffer.
We reach dead ends. The pressure of walls start closing in. We get stepped on as in a winepress. Then, a weight is put on us that we are not able to carry. We may even sweat like drops as blood!
Matthew 11:28-29 – 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Why would we stress to fix what we are unable to fix? All the while, knowing we can rest in Yahuah. He had a plan, a purpose and has it all handled.
John 19:30 – When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Knowing it is finished, should comfort us that not matter what we must face or endure, Yahuah is right there. He knew it before it happened, he knows what is going on and he knows how it will work out.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
Psalms 40:17 – But I [am] poor and needy; [yet] the Lord thinketh upon me: thou [art] my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
One problem we run into with exercising faith is that faith takes patience. Patience takes time. And, time brings suffering.
Matthew 5:10-12 – 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Spoken in an earlier conversation, “I am tired of getting knocked down and having to get back up.” In all agreement saying, “Yes, but it makes us stronger! It’s a workout! Great exercise.”
Faith has to be worked out by the “ups” and “downs” in life. Without exercising our faith, faith will not be able to become strong.
While we are in a “down”, we are to continue in good works. Getting knocked down is an opportunity for the enemy to distract us from doing what Yahuah is desiring us to do, rather than what we desire to do.
1 Timothy 6:17-21 – 17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Our faith needs to be so strong that we become immovable; that good foundation. No matter what happens in our life or to us, we continue in good works.
Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.