One of the most significant elements of being a Christian is staying faithful to God. We all have different trials and tribulations that come our way. Once they enter our lives, it is hard to trust God. We ask why it happened, and what’s the purpose of it. Today we age where there are temptations everywhere, and hardships come at us left and right. However, we need to trust in God no matter what.
Staying Faithful When Tragedies Hit
We are living in a world, where there is rarely any good news. There are rallies, shootings, and murders everywhere. Not only that, but there are also personal issues that way in on us. There may be a family member that’s barely making it, or there’s a constant argument between family members. It is important for us to remain faithful to God.
These have come so that your faith of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:7. (NIV)
When we go through these trials, our true identity as Christians come out. Whatever situation it may be, it will be for the better because He is the provider.
Staying Faithful When Committing a Sin
There is no such thing as a “perfect” Christian. We are all going to make mistakes whether we like it or not. When we sin, trust Him to forgive and cleanse us from our sin. Christ died for all your sins – past, present, and future. Confess your sins to Him and repent.
Confessing and repenting to God means that you have owned up to your sin and that you are willing to change. You are not any less Christian once you sin. We are forgiven by Christ.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NIV)
Staying Faithful When We have an Ugly Past
God is not looking for perfect people; He is simply searching for those who will be devoted to Him. Do not let your “ugly past” of drugs, sex, and constant sin keep you from a relationship with God. If you do not let your past die, it will not let you live. Because once you are in Christ, you are completely forgiven. You are valued in Christ, and you are unconditionally loved.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (NIV)
God is still working on everyone and in different ways. There is no reason to shy away from God and his unfailing grace. Put everything that is not Christ-like to death.
God has undoubtedly blessed us so far beyond our expectations. He continuously promises to supply our every need. We should keep and remember what God has done for us and hold on to the doctrine of God’s Word. As we stay faithful to God and His Word, we will see God’s work in His awesome and mighty ways.