Steadfast Faith

Being moveable in faith isn’t really faith living.

It’s sad to say but very true that my faith hasn’t been super firm and immovable.

In fact, I have been very moved in and out of faith often. Its nothing about God and what He has offered in having a faith life. The issue lays deep within my troubled soul.

Situations or circumstances that would arise that may have thr onset of being more difficult than the last situation or circumstance would move me right out of faith and into essentially a time of doubt, fear, worry and anxiety.

Some how the “ideal” that once I became a believer that I would suddenlt be immune to hardships. They had no place to come at the doorstep of a believer in Jesus Christ.

But….

Was that ever so much NOT the truth.

Being a believer didn’t make me immune or off the hardship list so to speak. It actually says in the word of God that the just and unjust will have it rain on them equally. Believer or not, trouble will come.

But, because I am a believer it is my hope in Christ strengthening me and being at my side in either form of a earthly vessel of His choosing to be at my side or by the comfort of His Holy Spirit.

I have to constantly keep renewing my mind (Romans 12:2) to pull from the strenght provided from the truth of his word. The more I do that it has begun to effect my mind into the deepest most resesses of it (Ephes 4:23) that run continually to reprogram what has been in there for too long and produced no good fruit whatsoever.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Psalms 51:10‭-‬12 NASB

When the hardships would come I would get a myriad of emotions. Like anger, fear, frustrarion, depression, and many more that it would keep me from getting into Gods presence. I wasn’t casting my cares on the Lord (1Peter 5:7) as I should have been cause I allowed those emotions to dwell and brew in my mind to the point of paralyzation. Once that happened my mind engaged reasoni g and logically looking at every angle amd every possible senario to attemlt to figure it out some how.

How did I get into this?

How can I get out of this?

What can I do different to keep this from happening again?

My mind and emotions was having a hayday!

Where was God?

Gentley whispering to me he loves me, cares for me, wants me to lean and trust in what he is doing!

Could I hear Gods whisper in the noise and chaos that I had going on?

No!

I have to determine myself to get more steadfast in His word and im the truth! Keep renewed in mind so as to purify my heart. Whereas, His presence can more richly dwell with me and restore to me joy that only He can provide. The joy of the Lord is my strength, but Joy comes from knowing His word deeply and in delicate relationship with the Holy spirit.

(Blog inspired by sermons and teachings from my Pastor Juanita Gibbs, who has encouraged me to blog and write and she is a constant inspiration in my life.)

~Cynthia 😍

Author: Cynthia

Greetings Readers! I began blogging in Aug 2017 about my personal experiences, thing I have going on in my life that I am working toward overcoming. I write my blogs to help encourage others that may be going through some of the things like I have dealt with in life to show them there is help and hope no matter what we are going through in life. My writings have helped me to begin to write my very first book and it is coming along greatly and I sure hope to have it published perhaps next year would be great. So, please stay tuned for that! I want my life to help inspire others to keep going and to not quit when life gets hard. We all may face different things but we can learn from each other if we see how we overcome in an area that another may be struggling in. I write to encourage and uplift to bring a glimmer of hope when there isn't much offered out there in the world today. I have been an avid reader for years and this year has been a year of me putting my writing out there for the world to begin to see as I have of others. ~Love Life ~ Live Life~ ;)

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