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Making Assumptions

When faith in God appears to result in failure we tend to question God before we ever question ourselves.
How have you responded to your disappointments in faith? Have you lowered God's standards so low that it is as likely for your prayers to be answered as it is likely for the sun to come up each morning? Or have you just grown cynical?
God doesn't want you to lower your standards for faith to the lowest common denominator, and He certainly doesn't want you to be a cynic when it comes to having faith in Him. But He doesn't want you to become an optimist either. He wants you to be a realist, knowing His true nature.
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:7–11 NKJV)
Run all of your assumptions about the reasons God hasn't responded to you like you wanted Him to respond through this “Love Filter.” In other words, if your assumption doesn't fit with the reality that everything about God is about love, throw your assumption out the window.

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