Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! It’s so good to be back with you…and my prayer today; is that we will truly come to see that our faith can keep us standing…no matter what attempts to take us down…Amen!!
You know…there are some people who feel that when someone is suffering, it’s because their faith isn’t strong enough…and that’s why they aren’t healed, which can be true in some cases; but on the other hand, I have come to see and experience a faith that is meant to keep me standing, especially when everything has fallen down around me…and there seems to be no way out. In other words…if we are still standing and functioning, during the hard and difficult times of life; then this is when our faith is going to work for us…at a time when we are just too weak to stand strong on our own.
There have been many times in the past, when I felt that maybe it was a lack of faith that kept me from a total healing…that is, until God began to show me His plan for my life. I wonder why we only see faith as a healing, rather than the sustaining hand of God…reaching out to keep us strong, during the weak and vulnerable times of life?
Today, as I was looking through some Bible verses; God led me to a verse in Habakkuk 2:4, which reads… “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” In other words…we cannot lift ourselves to our feet, through the difficult times; but our faith can.
You know…we can see and experience the circumstances that hit us head on; but at the same time, we can’t see what the final outcome will be of that circumstance…and this is where we truly need our faith to keep us standing strong during these times. Can you imagine what life would be like without faith? Just think…without faith; we would probably find ourselves completely hopeless, while sitting in the midst of these darkened moments…heading nowhere and never coming out of what seems to be the very worst.
The only way we are going to walk out of these dark moments; is when we let faith lift us to our feet and help us through the tight and narrow passageways of despair. Many times, I have seen faith within my own circumstances, as God’s hand reaching out to help me, while showing me how to get through the darkness without further damage. Let’s face it people…without faith, we are either going to sit in the midst of darkness and give up or we are going to try it on our own, which only leads us onto other darkened paths…with no way out.
Maybe right now, you can’t see beyond the dark moments you’re facing…and maybe you just can’t take one more step, with all that has taken place in your life. Maybe the rubble has fallen so deep around your feet; that you just can’t see a means of escape. May I encourage you today, to let your faith show you the way…for when we truly reach out for something we can’t see; that is when God will open it up before us.
As you walk through this day…and the days to come, I pray that you will let God show you the way through His eyes. Maybe yours have been darkened, due to facing some very difficult times in your life; but I have truly come to see that when we are willing to look at the circumstance through God’s eyes, with a heart of faith; that is when we begin to truly walk away from the fallen debris, onto new paths…paths that can truly help us to keep pressing on in life.
Have a great day…and may you always feel the loving hand of God upon you! God bless!!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain