What do you believe? Who do you believe? How do you live out your beliefs? Do you share your beliefs with others? Do others accept your beliefs? Are you willing to live out your beliefs, even if others disagree?
We all have many beliefs. Some of those beliefs are very simple and some are more complex. Some are easy and some are more difficult to explain. Some may be shared with most or all of our friends, while some may be ones that few people share with you.
Whether we realize it or not, we do live out our beliefs in most cases. Occasionally, we fake it and go along with something that doesn’t fit our beliefs. Yet, we often feel guilty later, after we have had time to reflect.
We are most satisfied and happy when we follow our beliefs. It’s when we walk in concert with our beliefs that we feel most fulfilled. When our beliefs are in line with God, we are at peace, we experience joy, we are comforted.
Many, if not most of us, believe there is a God. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. We believe He taught great things and was a living example of how we should live. So, why are we troubled in this world? We do we worry about tomorrow when He told us not to (Matthew 6:34)? Why do we fear when he told us not to (Matthew 5:36)?
There are many things that cause us to be fearful, to worry, to lose our peace. We often can’t list them if someone were to ask us to. Yet we know them when they hit us—right between the eyes. You know it, don’t you? We all do.
It bothers us that God doesn’t always heal. It bothers us when we don’t understand how God works in our lives. We get confused. We try to figure it out. We want to have a scientific explanation. We read theology books, hoping to find answers.
Jesus simply tells us to believe in God and to believe in Him. If we are in Him, we have nothing to fear. You see, if we were to lose our life today, we end up in heaven with God for eternity. That is like going from living in the worst slums you can imagine to living in Disneyland forever. Can you imagine? No, I don’t think any of us can imagine how wonderful that will be. Yet we are not going there yet. We will have to continue to use our creative imaginations for now.
I pray we all believe in Jesus. I pray we all believe that He has the best in mind for us. I pray we each decide to trust God to remove our worries and fears. Believe in God. Trust God to have your best interest at heart. Trust He will get you through whatever you are going through. Believe in Him.
John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”