Walk by Faith

Today felt like a ginormous brick came crashing down on my head.

From the moment I woke up this morning, I had already decided that today was not my day. I have been experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions since last Wednesday, and for some reason, I can’t seem to understand why I’m dealing with such turmoil.

Despite the drastic changes in my life’s circumstances, I am trying so hard to keep a positive outlook. But sometimes, it can be so easy to drift towards the negative. Drift towards defeat. Drift towards the opposite direction of God.

It can be challenging to maintain a “keep your head in the game” type of mentality when all you can do is try to hold back every tear you’ve been bottling up inside. It can be hard to live out your faith and stay true to what you believe in.

I believe that today was a test-a test to see where my faith truly lies.

Is it in my success?

Is it in my failures?

Is it in my circumstances?

Is it in material gain?

Is it in people, and the praises of man?

I’ve always believed that faith without works is dead. But more so, I believe that faith is what helps us to stand during the storm. Without faith, it is impossible.

I have to come back to being Sara.

I have to come back to God and trust in His plan for providence and security.

Lord, lead me. When I say, “Lord, Lord” help me to mean those words. When I say that I trust You, help me to mean what I say. Help me to see You through this pain.

The tears that I’ve wept over this disappointment could fill an entire ocean. But Lord, I know You’ve got something greater in mind that my eyes cannot see.

We walk by faith, and not by sight.

We walk by the promise, and not by the circumstance.

We walk with strength and endurance, not by disappointment and defeat. 

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Cor. 5:7

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  1. Truly the biggest challenge of our faith is ‘keeping’ the faith; by that I mean staying strong in our faith and standing on the promises of God in our faith when the storms come, as they always do and disappointments come as they always do! Our battles are real, the gales strong and the tumultuous waves billow over our heads many times, threatening to take us under. The game is on and it’s hard and tough and the finish line of success appears to be far away. Yeah, we “keep our head in the game” by taking every thought captive, so that nothing negative can pierce through, but we also keep our heart up front !and center and oh yeah, we put on that armour! Sara, It’s okay to let the tears flow over disappointment and when we can fully realize and truly accept that disappointments are actually “His” appointments, to help us attain a new level of spiritual growth and maturity as we walk this fine line of faith, it’s a success! When we can know in that sweet heart and soul and head of ours that He’s got it and He’s on our side that’s our victory even in the hard times.
    Blessing Sara!

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    1. Thank you so much Kay. You have no idea how much I appreciate your encouraging words, which are always based on Truth. It’s true, the battle is real and sometimes I seem to forget that the Lord has a master plan in mind and would not allow any of us to walk through something on our own or through something we couldn’t handle. Truth is, I try to rush ahead and try to do things without going to the Lord for wisdom and advice. I truly believe that this trials help us to realize we NEED the Lord in every single area of our lives. Thank you so much again Kay, blessings ❤

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  2. Yes Sara, Kay has good advice here. Our days here on earth is our battlefield & though we have victories along the way, we can also have defeats. We may lose a few battles but the war is already won! Keep trusting in Him & He will make your way clear.
    Praying for you Sara.

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  3. Praying for you, Sara! Here are some verses that I find personally helpful when I’m struggling Proverbs 3:5,6; Ephesians 2:10; Jeremiah 29:11. Hope today is better…one day at a time! 😉

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  4. Thank you Sara for putting it all out there!! I think it is a very human thing that we all experience and we have to encourage and lift each other up. It was an interesting piece I read of CS Lewis last week, “The settled happiness and security we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure and merriment, He has scattered broadcast. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and oppose an obstacle to our return to God: a few moments of happy love, a landscape, a symphony, a merry meeting with our friends, a bathe or a football match have no such tendency. Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home.”

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