May Your Faith Rescue You

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Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Many a times without grasping the depth of these words people often remark,” May your faith rescue you“. Even those who know the origin of these words use them carelessly like the others who have no knowledge about it. And then there are others who use them by hearing others speak them. These words can be found in several places in the Bible. These are the resounding words that Jesus used for those who had full faith in Him and hence were healed from illnesses, demons and death.

Let us see examples from the Bible:

1.Matthew 9:22, 22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. This is the healing of the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years. She had lost all her possession owing to several treatments. Broken hearted and weak in spirit she heard about Jesus. She had faith that only Jesus could heal her. So she followed Him in the crowd with the devout faith that just by touching His cloak she would be healed, and her faith did heal her. In reply to her faith Jesus said the above mentioned words.

2.Luke 7:48-50, 48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” This is the incident where Jesus was staying with a Pharisee named Simon. Hearing that Jesus was at the place, a sinful woman came to Him. She washed His feet with her tears and poured perfume on His feet. She then wiped them with her own hair. Seeing her penitent heart and love for Him, He said to her that her faith saved her.

Here we see that two woman touched Jesus’ heart in their own different ways and their faith healed and saved them.

The very foundation of Christian living is faith. The word of God and our Savior is our only refuge. 1 John 3:1, See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Luke 15:11-24, we read about the lost/prodigal son. It teaches us that our Heavenly Father is always there to forgive us our sins if we go to Him with faith and penance. And for us to have forgiveness we need to have true penitent heart and soul.

Romans 5:1-2, Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Jude 1:20-22,20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.22 Be merciful to those who doubt;

The above two Bible verses teach us to have faith in the Lord. A word to those who use the words, “May your faith rescue you” as a joke or in a careless manner. These words are from the Bible teaching us about faith and trust in the Lord Almighty.

Romans 8:35, 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? These words are the best example of one seeped and immersed completely in faith.

John 11:40, 40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

Father Noah and Father Abraham were blessed with grace and so many blessings due to their devout faith and submission to God. Instead of saying ‘May your faith rescue you’, let us rewrite it and say to ourselves, ‘May our faith rescue us’. Let us declare these words and be vessels of blessings from the Lord in heaven.

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