Faith only comes from understanding God being the “Fear of the Lord”.
When a person of any age possess a strong and true devotion to our Lord, yet still has many problems in life through one or many categories, there is a number of ways those happenings can be taken in ways few understand.
For all genuine believers, stumbling blocks can be for a purpose which allow God to shape and mold through His test upon you, but sadly few have God’s Spirit of understanding and are therefore overcome by the god of this world because faith can come only from God through not only believing His every word, but striving to live it rather than being part of this world full of lip love with zero actions that please our Father who is eternal, everywhere and knows all things.
What is to strive? Paul tells all what they who want only truth can expect.
The Conflict in Us
“We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a mortal, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do; for I don't do what I would like to do, but instead I do what I hate. Since what I do is what I don't want to do, this shows that I agree that the Law is right. So I am not really the one who does this thing; rather it is the sin that lives in me. I know that good does not live in me—that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. I don't do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do. If I do what I don't want to do, this means that I am no longer the one who does it; instead, it is the sin that lives in me.
So I find that this law is at work: when I want to do what is good, what is evil is the only choice I have. My inner being delights in the law of God. But I see a different law at work in my body—a law that fights against the law which my mind approves of. It makes me a prisoner to the law of sin which is at work in my body. What an unhappy man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is taking me to death? (Romans 7:14-24)-(Good News Translation)
Yes, prayer is important, but when we ask fellow believers for their prayers, we must also ask ourselves according to God’s own words regarding if who we are asking even know God through His Spirit and not just their human spirit that makes individuals to think they know all things when actually knowing nothing other than a false lead with a false security distributed to all by the god of this world.
According to God who speaks only pure words of absolute truth, (Psalms 12:6, 18:30, 119:140) this entire world has been misled; and only those who have become no longer of this world (John 15:19) fully believe what God speaks and why; and the reason is because their only trust, spiritual relationship, actions, direction and knowledge which is understanding of the Father comes from the Father because we look only to our Head Christ Jesus who looked only to His Head the Father while leaving us all an example to follow His steps. (John 8:28b – 29, 1 Peter 2:21)
Because without faith God cannot be pleased, (Hebrews 11:6) we as believers must believe every word of God from Genesis to Revelation with zero trust in man, his beliefs, his doctrines, his ways, his thoughts, his actions and his traditions while only looking to the Father which puts those few who do just as God directs into one accord being in full agreement with the only true God accompanied with His Spirit for direction. (Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4, Psalms 118:8)
How can this world of believers who have millions of beliefs through all the manmade religions on earth possibly be in one accord or full agreement when there is only strife and division?
“To you whom I love I say, let us go on loving one another, for love comes from God. Every man who truly loves is God’s son and has some knowledge of him. But the man who does not love cannot know him at all, for God is love. (1 John 4:7-8)
When we have problems in our life, no matter what they may be, there is but only one answer called faith. . .
“So, humble yourselves under God’s strong hand, and in his own good time he will lift you up. You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon him, for you are his personal concern. (1 Peter 5:7)
When we become tired with an occasional foggy mind, stressed, forgetful, have financial difficulties, body aches and pain anywhere from head to toe, family problems or marriage/relationship difficulties along with the uncountable physical cruelties from so-called men who beat their wives or girlfriends – or a spiritual weakness, self-doubt, no friendships, loneliness, hurts, wrong decisions or any circumstance in our life which goes so far that there are no words for comfort -- such as death of loved ones -- all the ways of severe child abuse or missing such as the millions of sad cases worldwide along with just every way of darkness upon this entire world’s civilization as circumstance we mere human beings can do nothing to rectify; therefore our only single action that can be taken for ourselves to deal with all things no matter what they may be is called ‘GENUINE FAITH’ that when one truly has all things are more than possible, but shall be done. But in God’s time and through His ways which we cannot understand because. . .
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)-(KJV)
In those words our Lord has just told us all how we must live on our faith because our understanding of God which is the fear of the Lord comes from not being saved as all on earth according to (2 Timothy 1:9-10), but from obedience through these most powerful words . . .
“Christ, in the days when he was a man on earth, appealed to the one who could save him from death in desperate prayer and the agony of tears. His prayers were heard; he was freed from his shrinking from death but, Son though he was, he had to prove the meaning of obedience through all that he suffered. Then, when he had been proved the perfect Son, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who should obey him, being now recognised by God himself as High Priest “after the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:7-10)-(JB Phillips)
What did God’s own pure words just command all believers? ‘Obedience’ -- Yet God speaks these words which none, no, not one believer believes. . .
“God looks down from heaven at people
to see if there are any who are wise,
any who worship him.
But they have all turned away;
they are all equally bad.
Not one of them does what is right,
not a single one. (Psalms 53:2-3)-(Good News Translation)
Why does God speak those words of pure truth? I have one hundred thousand words to answer that question, but none, no, not one believes every word of God --- But man who has always changed what God speaks regarding His pure meaning --- believers have always believed, and do you know why?
“To you, who were spiritually dead all the time that you drifted along on the stream of this world’s ideas of living, and obeyed its unseen ruler (who is still operating in those who do not respond to the truth of God), to you Christ has given life! We all lived like that in the past, and followed the impulses and imaginations of our evil nature, being in fact under the wrath of God by nature, like everyone else. (Ephesians 2:1-3)-(JB Phillips)
All in this world who know only salvation will just ignore those words and say by grace they have been saved and forgiven, when by God’s own words they don’t even know Him.
With thanks to God for keeping me strong through over five years now while seeking any helps from brethren worldwide no matter how small they may have been, I have only been spiritually murdered daily from a world of brothers and sisters all full of love for our Lord through their words, song, waving of arms towards God in the heavens along with rivers of great tears giving praise --- when in truth they have zero love for others via heartfelt actions; but because of my unwavering faith, God has always supplied basic needs and much more.
Just how important is love to God. . .
“Above everything else be sure that you have real deep love for each other, remembering how ‘love will cover a multitude of sins’. To you whom I love I say, let us go on loving one another, for love comes from God. Every man who truly loves is God’s son and has some knowledge of him. But the man who does not love cannot know him at all, for God is love. (1 Peter 4:8, 1 John 4:7-8)
What have you done directly from your heart through more than words for anyone in need and how often have you done something that pleases God?
“Those who refuse to help the poor will not receive help when they need it themselves. (Proverbs 21:13)-(Easy-to Read-Version)
God’s words are so pure and His love is so great that He warns all through His end time messengers of what you can expect via your actions. . .
“Foolish people! How long do you want to be foolish? How long will you enjoy making fun of knowledge? Will you never learn? Listen when I reprimand you; I will give you good advice and share my knowledge with you. I have been calling you, inviting you to come, but you would not listen. You paid no attention to me. You have ignored all my advice and have not been willing to let me correct you. So when you get into trouble, I will laugh at you. I will make fun of you when terror strikes— when it comes on you like a storm, bringing fierce winds of trouble, and you are in pain and misery. Then you will call for wisdom, but I will not answer. You may look for me everywhere, but you will not find me. You have never had any use for knowledge and have always refused to obey the Lord. You have never wanted my advice or paid any attention when I corrected you. So then, you will get what you deserve, and your own actions will make you sick. Inexperienced people die because they reject wisdom. Stupid people are destroyed by their own lack of concern. (Proverbs 1:22-32)-(Good News Translation)
If you truly Love our Lord, you will prove all things you do through life as written in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 -- Can you prove where God says to honor all of the unwritten holidays of various human traditions worldwide?