Have you ever gone through a period of your life when your faith was shaken? You prayed, fasted and did everything you knew to do and still no response. It seems like heaven is silent and nothing is working.
I have had such moments and i must confess, i had periods of outright unbelief (unchristian right? i know) to moments when it consumed my every waking moment (i foolishly thought my ‘activities’ would move God) to moments when i pushed it to the back of my mind and didn’t think about it at all.
“God is not man, that he should lie,
or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?”
Is your faith being tested right now? Have you lost your faith? Let me share some things with you to encourage you.
- God is still good, regardless of your circumstances. “The LORD is good to all,And His tender mercies are over all His works.” Psalms 145:9
- God’s plans for you are certain. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
- Vacillating between faith and doubt; unbelief and fear won’t do you any good, it will only succeed in postponing the testimony. “But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.” James 1:6-7
Psalm 33:4 (NIV)