If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love.
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” — Thomas Aquinas
There’s a powerful story in the bible called the Book of Job. The story is about a man named Job who was as astute as any man could be. He believed strongly in God and held high is faith. But the story goes that one day the devil paid God a visit. The topic of discussion? Job’s faith.
The devil reasoned that Job was faithful because he had been blessed with so much in life. Family, money, land, and respect. But the devil proposed that should God take any number of these things away from Job, he would no longer be the faithful man that God held him up to be. The devil claimed that Job would curse God and that his point would be all but proven. God, of course, disagreed.
So, this agreement began when God began taking things away from Job’s life. Over the course of these trials, Job loses everything that he had worked so hard to create over the years. His livestock, all his money, his family, his friends, and his health. However, even when his wife told him he should curse God, Job didn’t. He remained faithful.
Afterwards, God restored all of Job’s worldly possessions, family, and health. To add to that, God multipled what Job once had many times over. The moral of the story? Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Times might be bad and you might want to throw in that proverbial towel. But never lose faith. For a person without faith is likened to a stream without water — they would cease to exist.
Dolly Parton Reveals How Faith Saved Her from Suicidal Depression
Dolly Parton’s faith is nothing new. The country legend is known for being outspoken about her relationship with God. But the singer has revealed that she was once so depressed that she picked up a gun and considered suicide. That confession is shocking, but the Divine Intervention that happened next is truly stunning. God sent Dolly Parton a furry angel in her time of need to save her life.It’s no secret that Dolly grew up in poverty so she didn’t have many worldly possessions, but she did have Jesus. She was raised in a one-room shack with 11 siblings, and even as a child, she would turn to God. She said she would go to an abandoned chapel near her home and, “I would sing hymns to God, One day as I prayed in earnest, I broke through some sort of spirit wall and found God. [The Lord is] a friend I could talk to on a one-on-one basis.”
But even people with a strong relationship with God can have their setbacks. In her latest book, “Dolly on Dolly”, the country star remembers a dark time in her life. After suffering with health problems for years, she learned she’d never be able to have children with her husband. Dolly’s marriage suffered. She became confused, heartbroken and depressed for years. Then one day, she wondered if she should even go on living.
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I hope that anyone needing their faith back in the Lord finds it. I found mine just recently the last couple of weeks. I had the Lord and had Jesus but had little faith in him helping me truly find happiness. In one of my darkest hours I found that FAITH in GOD and it saved my wretched sad attitude and took an unrealistic burden off my own shoulders that I can do this life on my own. Now I AM DOING it with certainty. Because I rely on God in faith and use my abilities to channel through the different tests life brings before me keeping his faith and his plan first and my own second.