Belief in God will get you through the troubles and trials of life. The Word of God has the answers to life’s problems if we would only believe them and put them into action.
It is quite competent to believe, even in the duller and darker frames of the mind; for belief does not look inwardly upon the frames, but stays itself by looking outwardly upon the word. Dr. Chalmers – Words Old and New by Horatius Bonar
Isaiah 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
Belief in God will get you through some tough times in life. When times grow weary and you get confused in your heart and mind, look to the Lord and only believe. We often try to fix problems on our own. We try to figure things and come up with answers to our dilemmas. Our mind turns and turns things over and tries to fix things. In the end, we get frustrated when it does not work. The opposite looking inward is to look outward to our Lord for answers.
The Word of God
The Word of God is the first place we should place our belief. Placing belief in the wrong thing can be fatal. It can also have eternal consequences. The Word of God has the answers we need. Sometimes you have to dig a long time to figure out what the Lord wants you to learn. Sooner or later if you stay at it, you will figure out what the Lord is trying to show you.
God the Object
God Himself should be the object of our belief. It says in Isaiah above to “believe me” and “understand that I am he.” If your faith is not placed in Jesus Christ and him alone for salvation, you are on your way to hell. We need to believe God when he tells us something. Belief will always result in action. You will change what you do when you believe something is true. Have you changed your actions because of your belief in the Lord Jesus Christ? If not, then I would check to make sure you have true Bible salvation.
No Other Options
There are no other options to believe in. If you don’t want to believe in God and would rather believe in Buddha, Confucius or yourself, then you are lying to yourself. Jesus said there was no other name than His to believe on. There is not a backup plan. Either God fixes the problem or it does not get fixed. Isaiah says that there was not another God formed before the God Jehovah. There is no coming after Him either. Why would go down to the witch at Endor to get help like Saul tried. Why would you look for worldly help to a problem only God can fix. It is because you have sin in your heart and cannot come to God just like Saul. The best thing to do is get right with God, come clean and let Him help you. Belief in God will get you through.