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This post is a paraphrased version (with some things added) of a ‘sermon’ that a friend of mine gave in school on Friday.
It was all about having faith in God and ‘facts as we know it’ versus ‘truths as God does’. What we see is totally different from what God sees. We see a door closed, God sees an open window. When we try to start seeing things the way God sees them, then we can achieve everything. We have to walk with God. Look up to God and trust God.
There are some examples of understanding the difference between facts and truths in the Bible, but I’ll share just one.
Lazarus is our first example. Lazarus was dead. Fact. People were mourning him. He was in a tomb and had been wrapped up. There was no doubt about it. he was dead. FACT. Jesus came and said they should roll away the stone and Lazarus should come out. Which he did. the TRUTH to Jesus, is/was that Lazarus was alive.
I just thought of posting this on Saturday. Something happened that I’ll probably never share. In the situation, I was almost crying. I was angry and sad. The FACT was that at that point was that there wasn’t a way out. After worrying and thinking about it and getting nowhere with it, I remembered the truth versus fact sermon. I decided to talk to God and lo and behold a way out just came up. A solution to my problem/situation just sprung up.
The issue of facts versus truth, doesn’t only have to do with God/Jesus. It also has to do with us. Individually. If you’re telling God that you know that His truth is different from your fact, and at the back of your mind, there is still an iota of doubt, God’s truth can’t come through(true?) for you. We have to have complete, absolute, total, *insert other appropriate words* faith in God. I have come to realize, from my life and that of others around me, that if you don’t have faith that God can do something, He most likely won’t do it. Take for example: you come to me a 15 year old girl with no paying job and ask me to get you 2 cars and you already know I don’t have 2 cars or any means of getting 2 cars. Yet, you still come and ask me to give you 2 cars. But let’s not forget that God is a kind and merciful God and that he’ll answer you whenever you call on Him.
Psalm 121: I’ll lift up mine eyes to the hills,
From whence comes my help
My help cometh from the Lord
Maker of heaven and earth…
So, in conclusion, if there’s any situation you’re in, no matter how horrible it seems, God can help you overcome. If he can overcome death, why can’t he overcome that small financial problem you have. Nothing is too small or too big for God to face. I can say this because I have experienced it. Look up to God and all will be well. Those that trust in the Lord shall not be put to shame.
Have a lovely day 🙂
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