Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thankful for the Yuck

A bad ending to an otherwise fine day drug my spirit in an already weary body. Why can't problems stay fixed? Why are new ones always waiting in the wings? At a loss for a solution, I tried to take my mind off of things and read of fear and God's unbelievable fulfillment and faith.

How will He make good from any problem? I don't know, but He promises He will. He whispers gently, "If faith is not tried, is it faith?"

I get His point. It's easy to have faith which takes no effort, but is no-effort-confidence truly faith?

"In this world you will have trouble," Jesus said, but each trial strengthens my faith.

Make it so, Lord.

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Linda said...

He will.

gemini said...

He is always there....and we see His footprints on the sand, and when at times we don't see His footprints it is then that He carried us....I lean on this promise always.

Marsha Young said...

I don't know if it is "coinkidink" or not, but Debbie at Heart Choice wrote on the very same verse this morning.

There is always plently of tough stuff to go around, ins't there? Rats!

No wonder Jesus said, "Fear Not" - he knew we would need the reminder. God bless you - Marsha

Kathryn said...

Sorry for the rough day, hope that this verse gives you comfort, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." Jame 1:2-4

Tiff said...

Take heart - it's hard to accept, but everything you said is true. Take a moment to read 2 Cor. 4:16-18, and really let it soak in.

((hugs)) and prayers.


Lynn said...

Amen Tami...

"If faith is not tried, is it faith?"


Miss you my friend. Glad to hop over for a read and read these powerful words.... as always. Love you much, Hugs, Lynn