Walk by Faith in a Renewed Spirit


2 Corinthians 4:16-17
Therefore, we do not lose heart. Eventhough our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

As believers in Christ, we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). When the first man, Adam, sinned, the punishment for his disobedience was death. Adam, not God, passed that death sentence down to you and me because we were in Adam’s loins when he sinned. The word of God says that although our bodies are dying, our spirits are replenished every day. When we believe God’s word and walk by faith, this is what will happen.

Lamentations 3:22-24 tells us that the reason we are not consumed all at once is that the Lord is merciful. Because of His unfailing compassion, He gives us mercy every morning. How amazing is that? Yesterday’s failures and disappointments are behind us because God has given us new mercy. We do not receive mercy because of our good works; God gives us mercy because He is compassionate.

One of the attributes of God is love. Friends, God loves you and He cares intimately for you. Even in your darkest hour, you can experience God’s love. All you have to do is receive Him and then walk by faith. To walk by faith is to have confidence in God even when you don’t know what He is doing.

Confidence of a Renewed Spirit

This is what a young nobleman did when he asked Jesus to heal his son. The Bible tells us that Jesus was in Cana of Galilee when a certain nobleman approached Him. His son was sick and he wanted Jesus to go to his house in Capernaum to heal him. Jesus looked at the nobleman and said, “Go your way; your son lives.” This nobleman literally took a walk of faith. He believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.

As he traveled home, his servants met him and told him, “Your son lives!” The nobleman asked his servants, “What time did he get better?” They answered, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon.” Immediately the nobleman knew that it was one in the afternoon when Jesus told him that his son lives.

Friends, when you walk by faith, God will renew your spirit. You will begin to see your problems in a different light. The Bible says, “… our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” When you believe God you will know that your sickness is but for a moment. You will believe that your old car is just temporary. Your faith will see that God is already working on that job promotion. If you will walk by faith and begin to thank God for a renewed spirit, God will bring you to a place of joy that you never thought possible.

Today, Lord, I will walk by faith and not by sight. You said my light afflictions are only for a moment, and I believe Your word. Therefore, I thank You for total restoration in my spirit that my body may be made whole.


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Recovery From Emotional/Psychological Trauma

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What are the symptoms of trauma?
*Anxiety and panic attacks; anger and irritability
*Fear, emotional numbing,depression and confusion
*Racing heart beats, mood swings, muscle tension and agitation
*Shame, guilt, feelings of sadness and hopelessness
*Fatigue, feeling of worthlessness, withdrawing from people.
*Ache and pains, obsessions and feeling of being overwhelmed.

What do you do to recover from emotional trauma?
1. Don’t isolate: Make an effort to maintain your relationships and avoid spending too much time alone
2. You don’t have to talk about the trauma all the time
3. Participate in social activities.
4. Join a support group for trauma survivors: connecting with them help reduce the sense of isolation; and hearing how others cope could help in your own recovery.
5. Volunteer to help others: In fact, this is a great way to challenge the sense of hopelessness that often accompanies trauma. Remind yourself of your strengths and reclaim your sense of power by helping others.
6. Make new friends if you live far away from family and friends; and avoid toxic people.
7. Self regulate your nervous system: No matter how agitated, nervous, or out of control you feel; it’s important you know that you can calm yourself.
8. Take care of your health
9. Get plenty of sleep
10. Avoid alcohol and drugs as their use can worsen your trauma symptoms, and increase feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.
11. Eat a well balanced diet to keep your energy up and minimize mood swings.
12. Reduce stress by relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises and schedule time for activities that bring joy to you such as your favorite hobbies.
13. Forgive all hurts and forget the past as this can also worsen the symptoms.

Recovery from trauma takes time, and everyone heals differently. So, avoid being negative or hard on yourself.

Beyond all the tips mentioned above, is the power of God to heal your broken heart and mend your broken life in Jesus’ name.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
But, for you to be healed with His stripes, you need to be reconciled with Him.
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“Whosoever call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”
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