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Life of Faith, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

79- Faith Is Tested Through The Power It Grants That All Things Are Possible

 

4-Faith Is Tested Through The Power It Grants That All Things Are Possible:

Do you have the power of faith that you feel that everything is possible?

As the Lord said All things are possible to him who believes (Mark 9:23). Do you feel that something is hard or impossible? or that your faith doesn't believe in God doing it? Do you doubt the matters that need miracles? Can you say what Saint Paul the Apostle said I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. " (Phil. 4:13). Are you moved by obstacles and difficulties that you say its not possible. Does despair fight you?

Despair is against faith and against hope in all directions.

St-Takla.org Image: Strength of love, strong heart, love. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قوة الحب، قلب قوي، الحب.

St-Takla.org Image: Strength of love, strong heart, love.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قوة الحب، قلب قوي، الحب.

No doubt those who commit suicide have lost their faith and their hope, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. They felt that there is no solution. They also lost faith in life after death in eternity and their destiny in it.

Also those, who submitted themselves to the present situation, to external pressures or to sin, didn't have any, faith at all that there is power that can support and deliver them.

Faith is a power for those who can use it in confidence and without any doubt.

I fear that faith in the hand of some is used like the staff of Elisha in Gehazi's hand (2 Kin 4:3 1). I also fear the same thing concerning people who carry the cross on their hands: they care to carry it and to perform its sign without having faith in it. They carry the cross but do not have the power that is concealed in it and in its deeds...

Do you think that Moses's stick separated the Red Sea? Or is it the faith of Moses carrying and using it in the name of the Lord?

Do you have the power of faith that Moses had when he stretched his hand over the Red Sea?

You often pray, but does your prayer have faith that it gives it strength? How wonderful is the Bible's saying about Elijah he prayed earnestly (James 5: 17). This prayer was not ordinary as the prayers of rest of the people, because it could stop the heavens from giving rain and another time it did.

Test your faith through the power you have as a result of your relationship with God.


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