1 Corinthians 15:58 Be ye steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain.
As I kick off my series on Trust, I was led in the spirit to speak on shaken faith. Many of us often hear that we should have unshakeable faith and trust in God. To have this kind of faith and trust means that no matter what takes place or goes on in our lives our faith in God should not waiver. It means that no matter what, good, bad or indifferent we should be optimistic about our hardships and believe that God will see us through but what happens when your faith is shaken? What happens when the things that you prayed for and believed God for did not turn out the way that you hoped it would? What do you do when your heart is filled with more grief and sadness than joy and peace? How can I have unshakable faith when my whole world has been shaken? These are some of the questions that I ask myself as I’m dealing with a tremendous loss in my life. It would be easy to stay in a place of disarray and to remain upset with God but deep in my heart I know that although I’m still hurting and trying to process and accept what has happened God is right by my side. He still shows me how much he loves me everyday. He counsels me and watches over me. I know that he is guiding me through this journey of grief and when doubt creeps in and my heart is overwhelmed I just simply ask God to help my unbelief. I ask him to help me to believe again. I ask him to give me child-like faith again. That’s the kind of faith that helps us to believe that anything is possible and that good things do happen. That for every loss there is a gain. I pray that he will restore my hope and joy and that he will release peace upon me that transcends all understanding. So what am I doing now that my faith has been shaken? I am drawing closer to God like never before and rebuilding my faith in him as if I was child all over again. Mark 10:15 says ” Truly, I say to you whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
Let us pray:
Lord there is none like you. We worship you and adore you. Your name is above all names. For those of us who are really dealing with some difficult situations that has caused our faith in you to be shaken, that has caused our trust in you to decrease I pray that you will show us your perfect love and help our unbelief. I pray that you will give us child-like faith again to believe that with you God all things are possible. Amen!!!