Resilient Faith-Trusting in God’s seen and unseen plan. // Week #2

March 19, 2023

Resiliency. The capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

A resilient faith trusts in God’s seen and unseen plan.

It was by faith Abraham obeyed God’s call to go to another place God promised to give him. He left his own country, not knowing where he was to go. 9 It was by faith that he lived like a foreigner in the country God promised to give him. He lived in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who had received that same promise from God. 10 Abraham was waiting for the city [a] that has real foundations—the city planned and built by God.

11 He was too old to have children, and Sarah could not have children. It was by faith that Abraham was made able to become a father, because he trusted God to do what he had promised.[b] 12 This man was so old he was almost dead, but from him came as many descendants as there are stars in the sky. Like the sand on the seashore, they could not be counted. Hebrews 11:8-12

“Abraham shows us that faith seizes upon a revealed event and lives in anticipation of it. Faith gives purpose and destination to life. Ray C. Stedman

What has God challenged you to leave and move towards?

  • Leave your ________ and move towards _________.

“Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:1

Faith is trusting in God enough to wait on his perfect timing. It is not grasping or reaching or working outside the lines. Faith is trusting that God can do the impossible — and will do the impossible when it suits him and when it most serves the cause of his glory” Paul Carter, “What Is Faith?,”

God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. 1 Corinthians 1:9

Application Questions:

  1. What is God challenging you to leave from and move towards?
  2. Am I willing to walk in God’s plan when it doesn’t make ___________ ___________?
  3. Am I willing to allow God to work in me when it doesn’t ___________ ___________?

“Behold, God is promising this. He will not deceive you, even though you do not see the way, the manner, or even the time of the fulfillment of this promise” Jonathan Landry Cruse

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