When Your Faith Is Shaken
When we hit the wall of crisis in our lives, there are two ways forward. Crisis can build up or it can shake our faith. When King David experience great suffering and the death of a child, he wrote about it in Psalm.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
He starts off by acknowledging that he would be struggling with despair without his faith in the Lord and His promises. When the tough times got worse, his faith was the only thing that kept him on the Lord’s path.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
We will also be blessed if we trust in the goodness of the Lord, not the gentleness of the journey. Know that our greatest challenges and wounds, don’t take us out of God’s plan for our future. That’s what faith looks like when experienced. The world of God isn’t just nice ideas, but the truth that we hold on to if we are to be blessed by the trials. God’s word is what our faith is built on. There are over 7,000 promises that God gives us in word, but to enjoy them we kneed to read and receive them. Growing in God’s word is one of the greatest ways to increase our faith. Eventually it bursts out and we start speaking God’s truths to our friends and family.
Write down one of God’s promises from His word that you can claim for yourself in the middle of a crisis.
What steps can you take to know more of God’s Word?
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?