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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