How to Have Unwavering Faith
A place of brokenness. Throwing in the towel on God. A wavering faith.
It breaks my heart when people post that their faith is wavering because God didn’t answer their prayers, didn’t heal, didn’t come through the way they wanted.
And even worse when people say it wasn’t God’s intentions, not in his plan for death and brokenness?? Like the devil has control? The enemy can not move without God’s permission!!
Wavering means to become weaker, faltering, undecided between two options. When we have it set in our minds that God should do something and when he doesn’t come through for us like we expect our faith can waver. But who are we to put expectations on our Heavenly Father?
And I understand that thought process, wavering faith, because several years ago I was there. Brink of exhaustion, doing everything I knew to do plus some. Like walking in a deep fog I couldn’t find my way out of.
I remember the day it shifted. My thought process. I had spent hours crying before God, Bible open, its gentle pages crinkling under the weight of my tears, I was so done with the years of pain, the betrayal, and I did not understand why God wasn’t fixing this.
After all I was doing everything I was supposed to. Everything I was told to do I did it. Bending over backwards in hopes of a restoration. Yet it didn’t come. It got worse.
I remember my thoughts started to flood with things like… I must not mean much to God because if he cared how could he allow this betrayal to last all these years, this was just my life now, my cross to bear, my punishment for something I did but can’t remember. I lost hope. I felt unloved, overlooked by my creator and was broken.
Bible Scriptures About Faith
But God showed up!
Over the course of the next few weeks, in my prayer and bible reading time, he’d pop bible verses in my head or I’d wake up with a bible verse in my head. I know it sounds crazy but it’s true. So I’d look them up and every one of them spoke of his love for me, healing me, protecting me or comforting me!!
God gave me Bible verses to help my faith to be unwavering in Him. Bible verses like …
The LORD within her is righteous; he does no wrong. Morning by morning he dispenses his justice, and every new day he does not fail, yet the unrighteous know no shame.Zephaniah 3:5
Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.Isaiah 66:2
God showed up!
In every way he showed up, not because I deserved it because I don’t but he still showed up.
He didn’t have to show up but he did!
How to have Unwavering Faith
He loved me through his word.
Every bill has been paid, some at the very last second of being due but he showed up. I don’t have much but I’m content. He has a roof over my head, food in the fridge, bills paid, and has replaced my brokenness with His love and joy.
I didn’t get the outcome, the restoration, I had diligently prayed and fasted for all those years and that’s okay because God has other plans for my life.
I share this in hopes to encourage your heart when walking through the fire.
Even when it hurts God is still good. When you don’t want to take on another day ask God to join you. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s Christ!!
When you don’t get what you want know God has a plan in this pain and it’s not for nothing!! It holds eternal glory and reward for you in Heaven.
Don’t give up!
How do you keep your faith strong?
* Give yourself permission to grieve your loss and seek after Christ for healing but also give yourself permission to stop grieving and move forward in God’s loving plan for your life. Job, David, Habakuk all have great examples of grieving/lamenting prayers to God.
* Be patient with the process. Galatians 6:9
* Focus on positive thoughts and looking on the bright side. Philippians 4:8
* Make time with God in prayer and Bible reading a top priority. James 4:8
* Ask Holy Spirit to guide you. He will lead you in a prayer of lament. He will open up your heart to God. John 16:13
Unwavering Faith means that you trust God with your life more than you trust yourself. It means that you trust his timing even when you’re running out of patience. It means that you trust his decisions even if you don’t like the outcome.
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