Faith Stands


Okay, let me be honest.  I have had a rough year or so.  Without belaboring the point too much, let me just simply say that my father died, my best friend died six months later and now another friend has died.  But the Lord spoke strongly to me yesterday that He is enough.  I just have to stand on my faith and continue to believe.

God’s love for me (and you) has not changed.  He has not moved farther away from me.  This has been a hard realization for me, but I am the one who has moved.  As circumstances have assailed me, I have begun to look inward at my own strength.  Yesterday was a revelation that I am fighting a spiritual battle and today has been the comfort that He is close beside me through everything.  There is nothing happening in my life that my dear Lord is not aware of and fully able to walk through with me.  I have had a tendency lately to do just as Peter did and take my eyes off the Lord.  I know that you remember that Bible story.  Peter wanted to walk on water to the Lord and the Lord bade him to step out of the boat and come.  Peter was doing just fine as he approached the Lord until he took his eyes off of the Lord and looked at the waves instead.  Then, he started to sink.  That has been me.  I was sinking in despair until the Lord took my hand and told me just to keep my eyes on Him.  He is the “author and finisher of my faith.”  (Hebrews 12:2, paraphrased) Life is full of hardships.  That’s the honest truth.  But faith in God will take me through it, and it will take you there, too.  No matter what the circumstances may be, no matter what we may face in this life, God is enough.  His love is enough.  His power in me is enough.  His strength is enough.  And my faith has to be enough.  Do I struggle with questions?  Yes.  I think that we all do sometimes.  But I will not let go of my belief in my God who is bigger and higher and whose love is so deep that I cannot fathom it.


God didn’t give up on me even as I questioned Him.  I recall Job who lost everything that he had and was then struck with physical ailments himself.  I am no Job; I have not begun to reach the depth of his suffering.  No matter what Job went through, he would not turn away from God.  He knew that therein lay his salvation, in this world and eternally.  The good news is that every day is a new day with the Lord.   His mercies are indeed new every morning.  So, with that said, I start a new day with God, with determination in my heart to seek Him and to worship Him as the Lord of my life, the Lord of all that I have, the master of my fate.  He is the One who calms the storms in my life.  So, I keep pressing on because I know He loves me…through the valleys and on the mountains.  He loves me with an everlasting love.  I pray that you, my readers, have found that love, the faithfulness that is a part of God’s character that will take you through all that life brings.

8 thoughts on “Faith Stands

  1. God bless you as He brings you on your journey to a closer walk with Him. I offer you comfort, from the comfort He brought me in my hard times – He IS always with us, the hard times are the refining fire.
    Glory to God!

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  2. Amen and Amen! So beautifully expressed! I have been there, too, so I empathize. And, God regularly reminds me that He is enough! Amen! He is all that I need! He has me in the palm of his hand. And, he has a purpose for it all, even though I don’t understand why some things take so long to come to fruition. But, God is good all the time!

    And, you have the right attitude about it all, too, which, again, was expressed so beautifully. God is obviously moving in your heart and he has something beautiful he wants to do in you and through you for his glory. So stay the course! He is making you into his beautiful creation to be used of him for his purpose and for his glory, and already that beauty is shining through you as you submit to your Lord and you allow him to work his will and his ways in your life through your difficult circumstances. And, because of that, you are encouraging our hearts, and that is a God-thing, and it is a good thing! So, thanks so much for this reminder that God is enough! Amen!!

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