Living out my faith

When unbelief strikes- how do we rise above it?

I was reading this morning and came across some great verses that can be used when unbelief hits- and it happens to all of us!

It is amazing how lost I can get when I try to control something and realize it is out of my reach, or when I feel like everything is crumbling right under my feet.

” Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand.” Isaiah 41:10

For me personally I feel like I can easily let the stresses of life overcome me and defeat me especially when my husband is gone and it’s all left up to me. Honestly the only way that I ever get out of it is turning my eyes to the Lord rather than myself. This verse is so full of truth: The Lord is with me, He is my God, He will give me the strength I need to get through whatever it is, and he holds me in his hand. I cannot be defeated when I trust in God and his plan.

Another area that can be hard for me is decision making. Learning that my plan is not always the plan that God has for me can be tough and trusting in that can be even tougher. There are times that I am so set on my own agenda that  I have trouble saying ” okay God your will be done in my life”.

” I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8

Sitting down and really believing this verse helps me say ok- I am not in control, the Lord is going to give me guidance and teach me. I need to trust Him.

Lastly, I have been reflecting on my witness and the way that I work to glorify God in my daily life and it has been half-hearted. I have been praying and asking the Lord to create a fire and passion in my soul for Him. I want to live a life worthy of the gospel- not live a life for myself.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

This is a familiar verse for a lot of people. It can be easy to overlook it and just say okay  I can do that. But are we really doing this? I want this to be real in my life. in EVERYTHING – do it to further the kingdom. I know that I am here to be used by God- not to sit back and relax. I want to feel, think and act in a way that will make God look as great as he really is.

I know this post is all over the place but this is just what has been going on in my head and heart over the past few days.

Enjoy your Friday!

Comments

  1. My thoughts have been running in different directions as well. I think this post sums up most of them though! And if I can be bold enough to say the body of Christ as well. Staying focused on Him and His plans is something that we need to be reminded of. Great post!

  2. Thanks for sharing. The first verse you shared from Isaiah is so encouraging to me, as well as the others.

  3. Thank you for this. I need it today!

  4. I found your blog through Amanda the Semi-Health Nut and I am SO glad I did! You bring up so many good points in this post. So much of faith sounds so easy, but when put into practice is a lot more challenging. Giving thanks in EVERYTHING, truly letting go of control, etc….so much easier said than done! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. thanks for sharing! I love this!

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