Friday, November 4, 2016

Having Faith In Hard Times


“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.

Mark 11:22

How easy it is to just say have faith!  But when life hits you, it is harder.  As many know right now my dad is in the hospital from a wreck.  I have found some days, my faith in God to get us through this is strong and other days very weak.  I think God knows that we are going to have those days though.  But yet He still requires us to have faith in Him.

I wish I could tell you the key to having faith, but I can tell you what has helped me.

One is prayer, no matter what pray!  Pray thanks for the good and bad.  Pray for others. Pray and tell on your struggles.  No matter what pray!

Second is get into the word of God!  If I know what God does for others from the Bible, then I know what He will do for me!

Third is get involved with others.  When life has me down, when I can't see what to do, and have to have faith, I help another.  I get off my doubts that way and helping another helps me.

Fourth is I ask for help from my church family.  We are not on this planet to be alone, if so God would put just one person on it at a time.  My church family prays with me, lifts me up, and sends encouragement.

Lastly, I remember that no matter what, I have no say in the matter.  It is God's will that will be done and I get to be there for it.  That even though there are hard times, they teach me to lean on Him and appreciate the good times.

I hope you get something out of this and please feel free to share things you do to keep the faith.