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Tried The Very Best . . . What's Next?

Scriptural Readings: Matthew 17:20, Psalms 37:7, 

We all do try our best in everything we do. There is no reason why we should not. As soon as we start with our plans, we will be having a lot of results. What’s next? Options will be available, and from these options, there are only two things we will arrive at for sure, success or failure. 

Call it calculated risks or whatsoever, nowadays failure seems to be dominating, success. On a global scale, the human endeavor is falling short of its targets. Although individually, some are successful. One may think and suggest that this is normal. Is it? After all, we have been through world wars, pandemics, and more, yet we survive. Now we ask ourselves? Is this normal? Is it acceptable to undergo these things that we are not supposed to suffer? If we are going to welcome and take on these scenarios, what are we going to do? We have to have new ways of dealing with the same old problems, and maybe new ones facing us every day.

Hope and wish are only a few of the things inside us that help us go through our dark moments or giving us the wonderful feeling of anticipating success, and for most of us, comfort in a never-ending troublesome, and complicated world. Just like anything in this world, hope and wish are sometimes scarce. When we are dealing with difficulties, we become impatient, losing them slowly, leaving more miseries.

Matthew 17:20

King James Version

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

New Living Translation

“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.

What about faith in God?  Many may claim that they tried their best, and it did not work either. Then, it is already a lost cause. There is no way that we can be having easy life in the future. Our life is a life filled with complaints and miseries.

Before we make conclusions, we have to consider several things. We must not be in a flash to judge. It is true that in the future we will still be having the same difficulties and miseries. However, we also have to consider some things that we might have missed.

It seems that having little faith in God is insufficient. The problems we face are bigger and more powerful than our God. The picture we see is our burdens are too heavy for us, and our small faith in God just will simply not work. If this is our side, have we given thoughts on how God sees it? But one may argue. How can humans see, as God sees? Isn’t God is perfect, and we are not? Our faith in Jesus, first, tells us that His Spirit and the Holy Spirit let us see things spiritually. Second, the same faith empowers us. So, it all starts with faith in God and trusting Him through Jesus Christ.

Psalms 37:7

King James Version

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

New Living Translation

Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

Impatience blinds us in the true meaning of faith. It teaches us to listen to our unreliable selves. We will, of course, tend to wait for the solution, which might take time, but instead of putting our faith in Jesus, who gives us the peace that we need to rid of the uncertain feelings, we suffer from the devastation of impatience. What is happening is that we know that there will be an answer, but what takes place is we are fooled by impatience, letting us worry a lot.

All we need is faith in God through Jesus, our Lord, and Savior. The first thing to do is have faith in God. It may start as a small faith, but this is the foundation. From the start, it will strengthen as we go on. What’s next? He will instruct us. 

Our relationship with Jesus is tapping us to our Heavenly Father in Heaven. A divine waiting is happening, replacing our impatience. It is now the spiritual beating the temporal, resulting in peace and contentment. The small faith we have seen is now bigger than we think, transforming our uncertainties with confidence. 

Once our faith kicks in, all things that our temporal body follows the spiritual. Now, we can comprehend why trusting in Jesus gives us peace rather than trusting in a government that changes. We are confident in the healing power Jesus has rather than putting all our trust in vaccines. What we need right now is God’s intervention in our dying and chaotic world through faith in Jesus Christ to have peace, healing, and contentment. We must put our faith in God, not in human laws conceived in our unstable and unreliable minds. In other words, faith in God through Jesus Christ putting human endeavors behind.

If we haven’t tried our best, it is a must that we have to. All we need is just a little faith. God is always patient with us, and we are the impatient ones. What’s next? Trust God. It is now on its way. 

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