When Faith Won’t Fail You

IMG_4153Faith without works is dead. We walk by faith not by sight. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of….you know the rest. As Christians, we have our scripture arsenal for moments when our faith is lacking.  But what about when our faith is strong? I once heard Bishop TD Jakes say, that when it comes to faith, “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.”

Our Christian journeys have been filled with sufferings and doubts and disappointments. All of which, we recovered from with the word of God.  We put the scriptures deep in our hearts and down in our bellies. Our faith is planted in fertile soil, not on top of rocky ground.  We can recall the scriptures in times of distress. When we don’t want to do what God has asked us to do we can reference Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane when he said to God, “Ummm I’m not really trying to do this but if it’s your will, then let it be done.”  (Matt 26:39) When my money gets funny I know that God is Jehovah Jireh, my provider. I know that the Lord says he will supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory. (Phil 4:19)  I know how to get out of a bad space in Christ. But how do I make it through a good one.

“I know how to get out of a bad space in Christ.  But how do I make it through a good one?”

I’m in a great space in Christ right now.  I know who God is. I know He loves me. I know He has my back.  Even though all hell is breaking loose in my life, I am not worried, afraid or anxious. But, I do feel crazy. Faith…the evidence of things not seen.  I think I know what people mean by “Crazy Faith.”

If we could see an end to our dilemmas then we would not be operating in faith.  No! Our faith grows strongest when we can see no way out of a situation, yet we believe what the Lord has said. If we trust in Him with all of our heart and lean not to our own understanding and in all our ways acknowledge Him, he will make our paths straight. God said it. That settles it. If Jesus can’t do it, it won’t get done.

“God said it. That settles it.”

I believe God, but I feel like a nut because I should be screaming and crying, at least pouting and throwing a tantrum.  Years ago when my life got this much out of my control I’d dance it out with just one too few appletinis and a dangerously close to inappropriate conversation with a random cutie in the club. Toes to the line. I wasn’t going to step back into the world but I did want to go to the ledge and look over.  I was a young Christian at the time. When I was a child I thought as a child.

I’m a full grown woman and in Christ I might as well be carrying an AARP card. I’ve been in Christ for decades – for real, for real – and have learned more and more about God each day of my journey. God called me at 26, a whopping fifteen years after I had given my life to Him. How could I doubt him?  Easily!!! John the Baptist doubted Jesus when it got thick.  Phillip never grasped the concept even though he walked with Jesus. (John 14:9) Er’body doubted Jesus in their walk. And I have too. But for now, call me crazy because I believe that God sits on the throne. I believe He sits high and looks low. I believe that this season in my life will pass and to God will be the glory. So…I just sit on my deck, wonder if I’m crazy and eat cake with gluten and sugar. After all, why worry about tomorrow. It has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)

Don’t worry. Go eat Cake!


file-nov-10-6-30-50-pmKamryn Adams is a certified coach, blogger,  writer and Christian Lifestyle Personality. She is a low-carb, sugar-free lifer who prays, reads and eats cake when she feels crazy. 

Comments

  1. I feel like the walls are closing in on me. My place of worship is in chaos & after 40+ years i don’t feel any bond. I have become a caregiver for my mom & soon my dad. The caregiver job has increased my stress level. I feel that my faith is being tested even though it should be stronger since I can’t see no way out at the moment. I know that the Lord will provide & he will see me thru but it’s hard. Your postings have been very encouraging & I look forward to them.

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