Saved by Faith
And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”Luke 7:50
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you (Isaiah 26:3). Faith is when we trust the Lord to guide us through life. The Christian’s life can be difficult and fearful, but we learn from the Lord to overcome the world. God gives us strength and wisdom to overcome the world. Now that our focus is on serving the Lord, he sees our faith and takes divine action to lead us through life.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:17-18). When life gets really fearful and seems to be hopeless, run to God in prayer releasing all our emotions to him.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:11-13). Paul had a very difficult life and much of it was spent in prison because of his faith in Christ. However, he was sustained by his closeness to Christ and the love, peace, and joy he received from the Spirit. He was closer to the Lord than he was to the world.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace (Acts 20:24). Paul lived for Christ and he prayed for his needs and God always provided. Paul’s first concern was always about completing the task the Lord had given him.
Today, trust the Lord in every situation and let the Spirit guide you to reflect Christ. Know that faith is what pleases God and its faith that saves us. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8).
Prayer: Lord, help me to live by faith in your divine will, and not in my own will.