I asked Jesus "How can I believe after all these years? How can I still have faith after all these years? You know best that I have been praying for over 22 years and I prayed and believed with expectations so many times but You did not answer any of them. Neither did You tell me if I had done anything wrong or whatever the reason is. So is it not common that I waver after so long? I expected but nothing ever happened and greater got my disappointment. How can it come to the point that I am disappointed from You? If you expect something good to happen but it does not happen you sure get disappointed, don't you? I try to believe again but I don't know how anymore. I fail, God, again I fail to believe, I fail to have faith. But what do You expect from me after so long? How am I supposed to not fail? Yet, I'm sorry I fail..."
And Jesus answered: "When your faith fails My grace takes its place and takes action."
I woke up and digested what He had just told me.
I hear so often people preach "You HAVE to believe! You HAVE to have faith! If not, God cannot give/bless you." But you know what? Faith is a gift from God, too! Or are you going to tell me you alone were able to come to have faith? No! It's a miracle! It's a gift! It's PURE GRACE OF GOD!
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." [Eph2:8-9]
If you tell me you alone came to believe; if you tell me that you have faith because you did this and that (yes, including praying à la "I prayed xx hours/I prayed such a powerful prayer"!) you better go back to your room and search for Jesus Christ because it's just your mouth opening and shutting, it's called solo homo pure religion, it's called Pharisee and it means you are proud! Pride started in Lucifer. Imagine what it must mean to God. Please do not break His heart with false pride!
People... we need to understand God's grace! I have the feeling so many of us forgot about His grace, what grace means. Grace is everything!
Without grace no love;
without grace no life;
without grace no hope;
without grace NO FAITH!
GRACE GRACE GRACE! RETHINK ABOUT HIS GRACE! AGAIN! TODAY! FRESH IT UP!
GRACE wins over sin!
GRACE wins over curses!
GRACE wins over death!
GRACE wins over works of men or devil!
GRACE gives FAITH!
He loved us first, people... He, who created us; He, loved us first; He, the first love.
Who can confess "I am nothing/I cannot do anything without God" today? Blessed are you who can, joy to you.
What do you think God would love more to hear? "Wait God, I can have faith, I believe, yes Lord, I do believe!" or "Daddy, I want to but I can't by myself, please... help me! *teary puppy eyes*"? Tell me, how does a relationship work again?
God always blessed the humble ones. He always loved the humble ones. But even more He loves to have relationship with us. That's what He made us for.
And I say "Yes, Lord, let Your grace take place in my life! In Jesus name, amen!"