The Art of Belief

Believe: Have faith in; Trust; Accept as True

Psalms 112

4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 5A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. 6Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 9He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. 10The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

(Part 1)

The main element of belief is having no doubt; this can be difficult in periods of temptation and obscurity. Belief is the hallmark of faith and must be settled in the heart; otherwise straddling the fence will cause relentless attack.  What may seem hard to believe, most of the time are facts that don’t add up or circumstances with a surmountable amount of difference from the truth; this is the art of belief.  …”for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Heb 11:6b  The god of this world(Satan) is also The Father of lies; therefore, if you do not love the truth you will believe lies.  Lies are camouflaged with a little truth to get your trust and keep you in the dark; truth is sometimes hidden and must be searched out. “But even if our gospel is [in some sense] hidden [behind a veil], it is hidden [only] to those who are perishing; among them the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Cor 4:3,4 Amp.  When the mind is blinded it wonders aimlessly with smothering doubt.  Recently I spoke with a young man who at the time was surrounded with voices and didn’t know which one to believe while demanding clarity.  As I listened to his frustration, I realized there is a common sense of uncertainty when in transition that requires a higher level of asking with pursuit.   “Many voices shout at us, but the one that speaks the truth is calm and soft. Seek the truth in the Word of God” (www.thoughtco.com)

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