Part VII of VII – How does the Bible tell us to respond in Faith to difficult circumstances?
a) Prayer – “Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray.” James 5:13
b) Going to elders – “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” James 5:14-15
c) Asking for help – “Confess you faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16
You might also fast, or others may choose to fast for you. In the old testament, David fasted for the son he had with Uriah in hope the Lord might have mercy and allow the baby to live. (2 Sam. 12:16.) Psalm 35:13 also mentions fasting for the afflictions of others, even your enemies.
d) Persevere until victory – “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith” 1Cor. 16:13, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; We are perplexed, but not in despair.” 2 Cor. 4,5
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
KEEP THE FAITH!
To read the first part of this seven part posting on Faith, go to:
part 7 first published December 18, 2008