Writing has really brought such healing to me and it’s been awesome to go back and see the timeline of my walk and how I’ve completely came full circle to the very message and scriptures of where it all started. It’s a journey that’s one day and one step at a time, But, one that I know I’ll finish on top because Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith! I believe that with all I have.
I’ve shared about Danny Anderson’s message, titled Hinderance, that started the process of change for me.
When I went back to this message, he talked about the story in Matthew where, a woman had such great faith that she believed if she just touched the hem of His garment that she’d be healed! He also talked about the story from Mark where He left to go heal others elsewhere because of the lack of faith of the people there.
We can hinder the work of God by our lack of faith or we can bring faith to the table to see our prayers answered. I’ve chosen to bring faith to the table even when I can’t change the circumstances!!
This week in Laura Story’s Bible study, When God doesn’t fix it, she talks about this very story from the Bible.
Her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She talks about how when our prayers aren’t answered for the physical healing and how things don’t turn out sometimes as we planned them. But, His ways are greater than our ways and the plans He has for us, are to prosper us, not to harm us, to give us hope and a future.
She writes, “A God who leaves physically sick people to preach the good news to spiritually sick people is a God who cares more about our souls than our body. That is who Our God is.”
Everyone of us has our own circumstances that make us question why God didn’t fix it. For her it was her husband’s brain tumor. For me, it was a broken marriage and then divorce. For others, maybe the death of a loved one or cancer.
As hard as they all are. If we lean on Him like we should, we may find that blessings come through rain drops, healing comes through tears and a thousand sleepless night lets us know that He is near, what if the trials in our lives are His mercies in disguise?
When God doesn’t fix it or give us what we pray for, that’s what develops our relationship with him and builds our faith. It gives us the strength and the hope to keep fighting on. It is a daily fight that He’s already won!
I wouldn’t be who I am or have the faith that I have if I hadn’t walked through what I have.
I’m being completely open. Even when we’re walking closely with Him and experiencing His goodness, we still have to face things.
It’s been like a roller coater ride for me lately. I’ll be on cloud 9 and then faced with ugly things just to feel down. It reminded me of the words to the song, I get knocked down but I get up again, You’re never gonna keep me down!😊
I BELIEVE that if I’m diligent about being in God’s Word, faithful in my prayers and put actions with my steps, I won’t ever stay down!!!
I’ve heard twice recently that as believers, we should hear and obey and to trust and obey. So true!! Faith doesn’t just happen from leaving our Bibles unopened on the table or our Bible Studies put off until tomorrow. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. We have to put action with what we hear!!
To add the words of my favorite song to it. Don’t just hear, but stop and listen to Him, trust Him and obey! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQan9L3yXjc
I’m living this right now! It’s amazing what God can do in us and through us when we are willing!
Or this. So elementary, but so true!! Obedience is the very best way to show that we BELIEVE!😊
Here’s another good song I heard this week when even if God doesn’t fix it and we question, why me or where is He?!?
Thanks for letting me share!!