Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Faith PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Our Thoughts, Futile or Faithful?
by Brenda Emmons 
04/03/12
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





“The LORD knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile.” Psalm 94:11

There have been plenty of times in my life as a mother that I was grateful that I could not read my children’s minds. I only had to look at their expression to get an idea of the thoughts they were forming during tense times…thoughts of disagreement, thoughts that I was being unjust, unloving or unfair. On many occasions I am sure their thoughts centered on the belief that I didn’t know what I was talking about. If I ever confirmed verbally what they were thinking many times it was met with their embarrassment and denial.

There was another child who got caught in her thoughts by her parent. ‘So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought…Then the LORD said… ‘Is there anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time…’ Gen 18:12, 14. God is well aware of all of our thoughts and the measurement of our faith against our desires. Sarah was past the child-bearing years and no doubt would have been ecstatic to have children. The very thing for which she desired might have been delayed based upon her unbelief. Of course, I can only guess but could it have been that Sarah’s desire would have been fulfilled sooner had her thoughts not been laced with unbelief and sarcasm? Was the appointment time, after her doubting thoughts were replaced with repentance and belief in God’s promise?

We all have that driving desire for something that resides deep in our hearts. It consumes our thoughts and lives in our words. We convince ourselves of the difficulties of the desire becoming reality. We base our beliefs on what can be accomplished by man’s abilities instead of God’s. We disparagingly live out our hopes and dreams thinking 'futile' thoughts about their fulfillment. The word futile means serving no useful purpose, completely ineffective. Our hopes and dreams will never look attainable unless our thoughts match what our Bible states: ‘With man this is impossible but not with God; all things are possible with God.’ Mark 10:27.

What is your dream that seems so far in the distance? What thoughts are keeping you anchored in unbelief about its fulfillment verses being anchored in faith? No matter what the desire, if it is the will of God your future is already in His rear view mirror. Are your thoughts about God's ability futile or faithful?

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Brenda Emmons  or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 86 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com