Do you fully trust the Lord? I mean really trust the Lord, or are you putting trust in other places? Are you becoming stressed over the situation of your life, failing health, or more money going out then coming in? Are you worrying about what bills can be paid and what bills you will have to hold off on?
I’ve been there so many people in America have been, we are becoming so stressed over situations that are beyond our control, or maybe the situations was self made, we got so wrapped up in the American Dream, we forgot to look at the reality of the situation.
“Faith is about trusting beyond what our eyes can see and what our situations dictate.” (Haskin 3)
If we are honest we will not be afraid to admit that their are times when our faith is weak. When we feel like we have to just push ourselves simply to spend time with the Lord. I admit I have been at that place before.
“Faith it’s letting God do this thing, despite our own desires.” (Haskin 3)
Faith is finding light in the darkenst night, it is being able to praise even in those dark nights.
“Knowing what I know, I have to believe that God see’s our darkenst nights and knows how to bring light to every situation.” (Haskin 6)
Joshua 1:6-9 (Amplified Bible)
6Be strong (confident) and of good courage, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
7Only you be strong and very courageous, that you may do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
8This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good [a]success.
9Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Finding true strength is learning to lean on the Lord, through the darkness, it is reaching out in childlike innocence.
“In the midst of tragedy and darkness, our tendecy is to question from a place of bitterness and anger.” (Haskin 11)
We are all going to have those moments of darkness, we are going to face tragedy and darkness, and we are all going to have moments when we have questions when we cry out.
1THEREFORE, SINCE we are justified ([a]acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to [b]enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
2Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
3Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
4And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of [c]character (approved faith and [d]tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] [e]joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
5Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
Having faith in the darkest moments does not mean we are not going to grieve, we are not going to go through the questions, the grief, the sadness, it does mean we are going to lean on the Lord more.
Copyright Michelle R Kidwell