Got Faith?

Sometimes, life just sucks. Right? Yes, things happen. Sometimes it’s caused by other people…other circumstances. Sometimes we create our own messes. But whatever the reasons may be, I believe our struggles can make our faith stronger.

The Psalmist prayed, ” Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” (Psalm 139:23)

“Wow! Bring on the struggles and hit me hard,” said no one ever. I personally do not know anyone who would say this. But day after day, we see bad things happening all around us.

I do believe God allows us to be tested, not because He doesn’t know how weak or strong we are. But because we do not know how weak or strong we are and we need to know. Life may be going well…or so it seems and it looks as though our faith could move mountains. But then something happens. Something challenging. Something difficult and unexpected. That’s when we are tested. That’s when we see our true strengths and weaknesses. That’s when our faith can reveal itself.

Faith isn’t something we just pull out of our pocket and use at our convenience. Faith is a decision. Faith is something we have to work toward always. Faith is knowing God is with us even during our darkest moments. Faith is a forever practice. Faith is where our strength lies within. Faith is where our worry ends. Faith is where our God begins.

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18 Replies to “Got Faith?”

  1. This was an excellent, short and sweet, perfect to the point post on Faith! Faith can move mountains, and the hard times make us fully dependent on God…when nothing is left but God’s miracles… which is why the power of faith-based prayer should be exercised in the first place!

  2. Great thoughts, Laura. Love is a decision, too. I could go on and on about that, but I won’t. 🙂 And happiness is also a decision, in my opinion. We aren’t always perfect in our faith, love, or level of happiness, but it’s all a learning/growing process. With God as our guide, we can only grow stronger over time.

    1. What a great point you make. Everything we do is a decision we make, whether for the good or bad. And each decision should be a learning experience. Thanks for your comments. 🙂

  3. What I found in my own life is that as I started concentrating more on what I can do rather that stuff that I have no control on, life does not suck as much as before.

    1. When I was most in need, friends would say, “Why don’t you do something?” That’s when I realized how active faith has to be. Faith is not just doing nothing; it demands energy and determination in ways not thought possible. When the enemy is throwing fiery darts, one can not just stand still. I like the scripture where it says, “David encouraged himself in the Lord.” He had to have active faith. Probably talked to himself a lot – in the Lord! 😀 great post.

      1. I never thought of David. Thanks for your insight. Yes, faith requires way more than we sometimes want to give. My faith has grown over the years and it’s only because of the struggles I’ve been through and seeing what the Lord can do. Thanks for commenting. I really appreciate. 🙂

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