Saturday, August 29, 2009

Faith...

What is the definition of Faith?





Here are some definitions from Websters
1. Belief and trust in and loyalty to God
2. Firm belief in something for which there is no proof
3. Complete Trust.
Lets look at the last one, Complete Trust. Wow! How convicting. Lets think of a verse for a minute. The one that came to mind as I was reading the definitions was "For without FAITH it is impossible to please God." So lets read it this way "For without Complete Trust, it is impossible to please God." You have no idea how many times I have tossed between thoughts of more children, or no more children. I realized that so much of my battle was brought on by what everyone else would say such as " Well yes, God knows what he is doing, but... He did give you a brain!" My question is when does FAITH or Complete trust change? My God knows what I can handle, and where is it said to be stupid to have this Faith. Is it now again a Firm Belief in something of which you have no proof? I have firmly come to the conclusion that yes my body has been through a lot, yes I am and should be happy with the Child the Lord has given me to raise, happy that I have a wonderful husband...and yes I am even happy that the Lord gave me 4 opportunities to carry His children for such a time as this. 4 Opportunities to see Christ in a new and wonderful way. Opportunities of growth in my walk with Christ. I would not bring any of them back. I would have done nothing different. And you know, it takes Faith to declare this in such a public way, but I will continue to have faith that God knows what he is doing period. I will trust Him with every part of my future. What has given me this assurance? FAITH. Faith that God knows what He is doing, knows what is best for me. Knows what is best for all of us.
To my dear friend who is struggling with her loss...I am praying for you and I hope that all that the Lord has done in my heart ,He will use to encourage yours. Please , if you need anything just email!
May I encourage you to seek the Lord for the wisdom you need. Look to His word, His promises. Block out the world and well meaning friends and look only to Him and his word. You will be Blessed beyond measure , with joy unspeakable and full of glory!










1 comment:

Melissa said...

With tears streaming down my face, I thank you....for sharing your faith, your love, your hope, and your journey with me. It amazes me that we do not know each other, but through our paths we are so intwined in the heartache of our angels and the hope found in our Risen Lord. Thank you so much for sharing, reaching out, and holding my hand. It is through you that I will go to the Lord in prayer, trusting that HE knows the plans HE has for me.....xoxoxo