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Hey guys,

Tonight I have been reading in Hebrews again. Hebrews 11…God has been reminding of some awesome truths and I wanted to take a minute and share them with you all…

The guys and I have been under it these last couple weeks. Financial pressure, relational pressure, career pressure its been hittin us on all sides. In the midst of it we have been SO busy (which is great) with the music ministry. Everytime we have ministered together we initially come in with this heavyness on us but God has continually come through and graced us to do what He has called us to do…he has used us while we are empty…incredible.

It has seemed hopeless at times though. Like we are all in this place of weariness and having to push just to make it through another week or event. It’s like I have been watching us all take a beating and then get back up and keep going. Sure you may say “well hey you guys are pushing through” but tonight as I was reading in Hebrews I realized somthing so important. God doesnt want us to just get back up, He asks us to take a step further and fight back. How do we fight back? Faith…pure and simple faith. After the beating we get up and we raise the shield of faith and we go to battle.

I think we so often get buried in the chaos of life that we drop our defenses and put up with being knocked around. We begin to lose passion for the the things we once were so passionate about. For me and the guys its the music ministry that God has called us to. We all know that we are called and we are all so passionate about being used by Christ but somehow in the midst of life we had all become jaded and frustrated with our lives. We begin to doubt God and question the word that we so clearly knew He spoke just a while ago.

Well tonight it ends there. I began to pray today about the state of us all and God brought me back to Hebrews 11 and called me out. He reminded me personally of all the times He has not failed me, the times where he rescued me, the times where he blew me away with miracles.

Hebrews 11 says:

1 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.

3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.

4 It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering to God than Cain did. Abel’s offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man, and God showed his approval of his gifts. Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith.

5 It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.”[a] For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. 6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

7 It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.

8 It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. 9 And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise. 10 Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.

11 It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed[b] that God would keep his promise. 12 And so a whole nation came from this one man who was as good as dead—a nation with so many people that, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore, there is no way to count them.

It was by faith! These words are reminders of the faithfulness of our amazing God.

So I ask you now, where are you at? The economy is overwhelming right now, the world is more chaotic then ever, wars are raging in the church, people are losing themselves in darkness…its a hard time to trust. Maybe instead of focusing on whats happening right now, it’s ok to reflect back on the amazing and miraculous things Jesus once did in your life. If He is unchanging then what makes now so different…so impossible? It’s not! He is still here, faithful, loving, and ready to rescue you. Look past the circumstance and straight into the faithful loving eyes of Jesus. He has been faithful to generation after generation and He is our refuge and our fortress…HE WILL NOT FAIL…Psalm 100:5 says, “For the Lord is good, His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to EACH GENERATION… that means He is always going to be here and be everything you need.

This really helped me breakthrough where I was feeling stuck. We are fighting not just getting back up and I know God has an incredible journey ahead for us with the tour and everything else. I believe this for you as well…i pray this for your life…

I would love to be able to pray and stand with you…wherever you are at in this…send me a message on facebook or to manager@ariaanaforian.com

Be blessed and be praying for us! Tour is coming up starting April 23rd and we need your support while we are away…

I end this post with the chorus to my song “All that I know”…

“Trust in all, you’re gunna save the day, cause some things just never change”

Love to you…

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