A Test of Faith
You know, the past week has been one of the most trying times for me and my family. We had to go through the most emotional weeks that we have ever had.
To be honest, I thought I was going to go insane for a while. I wanted to pray, but I found myself in a state of not knowing what to pray, or even how to pray for the situation.
It was hard. I called one of the leaders of the women Bible study group that I attend, and she prayed over me. That gave me peace, but I was still on edge about what I was going through.
I had a very hard time expressing my feelings. I kept them inside because I honestly didn't know how to feel.
But then the Lord had to show me something. He had to show me who he was. I mean, sure I know who God is, and I know what he can do in certain situations. I know what the bible says about having faith and I have done a lot of blogs and videos on having faith that I should not have a problem with anything.
But when God puts you in a position that tests your faith, how will you respond?
See I had to understand that knowing that I have faith and KNOWING I had faith is two different things. All this time I knew about having faith in God when things seem to go wrong. We are all taught that we have to have faith in God, and he will help us through anything that we go through.
But when you are put into a position, and all you have is your faith!!! Lord, that is something different! That is when you feel like your whole world is crumbling around you and you don't know where to go.
We know that there is an end result, but we cannot see it.
But the bible says “if we have faith as a grain of mustard seed” (Matthew 17:20)
That is when our faith comes in. We may not understand God's plan, or we may not understand why we are going through what we are going through, but we just have to have faith that it will turn out the way God wants it to. Knowing that the end result is going to be better than what we imagine.