How to Walk by Faith When God Doesn’t Do What’s Ideal

Posted on 07/07/19 by Dr. Eric Mason in Sizzlin' Summer 2019

In this message, Dr. Eric Mason from Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA shares an empowering sermon titled, “How to Walk by Faith When God Doesn’t Do What’s Ideal.” Join us as we study Haggai 2:1-9 and discuss how we can trust God with our every step, despite walking through challenging circumstances. Our prayer is that this message would deepen your love for God and encourage you to release your hopes and dreams to His care as He transforms you to be more like Him!

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How to Walk by Faith When God Doesn’t Do What’s Ideal

Haggai 2:1-9 CSB
On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: “Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, and to the remnant of the people: ‘Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Doesn’t it seem to you like nothing by comparison? Even so, be strong, Zerubbabel—this is the Lord’s declaration. Be strong, Joshua son of Jehozadak, high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land—this is the Lord’s declaration. Work! For I am with you—the declaration of the Lord of Armies. This is the promise I made to you when you came out of Egypt, and my Spirit is present among you; don’t be afraid.’” For the Lord of Armies says this: “Once more, in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations so that the treasures of all the nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,” says the Lord of Armies. “The silver and gold belong to me”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Armies. “The final glory of this house will be greater than the first,” says the Lord of Armies. “I will provide peace in this place”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Armies.