Lord bless you. Taking that forward step is your faith in action. Please pray for me. l loose my faith a lot of times when I’m going through .But I know that’s a part of having faith and having patience. Fast forward two years… how are things going for you? Writing for JESUS © 2020. Jen, I haven’t been having anywhere near a life threatening problem. There is one other kind of faith that will help us in hard times. Share on facebook. God promises we will face troubles in this life, but he also promises to walk by our side through it all. Finances are very tough. Also praying for loving Christian friends to enter your life who can understand you and your past hurts. This was so awesome help me to understand how to keep my faith.Now I know how to keep fighting and allow myself to say strong in God eyes.Eliminate all the he negative all devilish power the power of God is all I need to stand threw the mist of it all. Our … I recently have been going through tough times. I became a Christian when I was a teenager and a year later or so fell in deep love with another woman. God bless you. It’s amazing how we can feel like we’re the only ones dealing with certain things. I’m praying for you. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I don’t know if I’m praying incorrectly or if I am. Psalm 7: In you I take refuge. Even the people closest to Him struggled with faith. Your email address will not be published. He was on the wrong side of faith many times. I always find reading your advice very uplifting especially Ask, seek and knock, like Matthew 7:7 says. James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” With that said, sometimes He uses other people to help you in this process. It doesn’t matter if the whole world is coming against me; if God is with us who can be against us? But I also pray for faith. Your writings on “How to keep faith in tough times” literally gave me exactly a solution that I was searching for, especially the 3 ways to keep right faith. She’s not crazy, and I know she ‘s seeking God but feel the enimy has tricked her with his lies. I am a child of the Living God! Let me know if I can pray for you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I try to pray and ask for his help but nothing is happening. You have taken an unwavering decision to hold on to God in difficult times. Here are bible verses about seeking counsel: How could I practice being content in a situation … The hardest part about trusting and keeping the faith is seeing others who have hurt you, others who are unkind etc living happy appear to get everything in their favor while you suffer. I have been praying for such a long time for a very special petition But after reading your story , I realize I need to keep my faith and call on him at all times. I pray for increased faith often, not just in hard times, but in all times. I feel like God just started speaking to me again. God bless you Ngaba. What am I to do. My life has been indented with an overwhelming and inordinate amount of suffering that still persists. He has a beautiful plan for you, don’t give up! It says in 1 John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. The first thing I thought when I read your comment was “Weekend to Remember”… it’s a program by Family Life focused completely on marriage. ” He has a plan for us even when we cannot see it. I know God says ask and you shall receive. Lost my job. Let’s not go ahead of him but patiently follow his pleadings because his time is the best and perfect. I think about these things and remember them in detail. Then, I remember that Jesus stays in my boat because the Holy Spirit took up residence in me when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I will not say that God has giving up on us, I belive is a had time dt I will surely testify 2 the goodness nd glory of God. Thank you guys. We are currently on break and I have been praying daily. But I want to testify that trusting God in difficult times (even finding joy through trials!) I love you so much! God Bless You and Your Family. Amazing things start happening inside and outside. As noted above, David kept his faith intact by writing heartfelt songs to God. “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (matt 6:33). And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”, Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”. As humans, we commit plenty of mistakes. Love you. Is he feeling betrayed by God? Refinement? Thanks for reaching out Steven… how did everything work out? We believe in the power of prayer, but we often don't have the faith to believe God will answer. What Christian hasn’t said, “I’ve got this” only to wander off course away from God when adversity strikes. And it’s about keeping that faith, not just in times of peace, but in times when life feels grindy. I also am facing a life crippling time. Yes, I will pray for you that God shows you the way and guides you on your journey. I hope and pray everything works out for you and your family.GOD BLESS. And three years later since your comment and I needed to read that too! Required fields are marked *. http://www.familylife.com/weekendtoremember (if helpful). Blessings to you for sharing your encouragement today! Many people believe David wrote Psalms such as 7, 27, 31, and 34 when running away from Saul and his men. Sometimes it feels like He is just punishing me because I have been bad or something. To see difficulty the way God does, we need Bible verses for hard times we can hold on to. I still have moments of feeling down and out about this stalemate I’m experiencing and it hurts. It just seems like I’m in it alone and there’s no one out there with the same problem I have. I need help please. Yes, he messed up again by arranging to have Bathsheba’s husband killed. Are these things that would be helpful for you too? Testimony: http://www.familylife.com/events/featured-events/weekend-to-remember/tell-me-more/testimonials#.UPNMWvKb2bU. You have taught me so much in such a small amount of time. ! God’s Word is active and alive and the means by which faith grows. While His ways aren’t our ways, they are better and higher than we can comprehend. Hi Randall, thanks for reaching out. Literally stepping out even when we cannot see where the next step will lead. For I am the Lord, your God. I look forward to reading yours regularly. But eventually, David got back on track with God. He will bless you for it. 1. He feels cursed by God rather than loved. Share on print. You can do that too or post encouraging scripture in prominent places (your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, or a bulletin board). Thank you for your words of inspiration. My wifes name is Judy. “Watch and pray, so that you will not fall into temptation. This, I believe, has happened because God’s presence seems to be with you and wants me to know HIM more. Please can someone pray. You are the reason God led me to write this; you and every person who takes something away from this. Share on twitter. Faith in God During Chronic Illness. He says: “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29, God bless you! It’s a feeling like God has forsaken you and rewards the unkind, the users, the haters, the bullies etc. Thanks Stacy! Excruciating. Even with all the reading, all the praying and all the practice of trying to stay peaceful, yesterday was overwhelming, and I found myself begging God to drop me a line. I pray for increased faith often, not just in hard times, but in all times. Spiritual warfare? He will not leave you or forsake you.”, Matthew 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. He feels betrayed, and I am out of answers. Lean into it and bear through the discomfort that comes from trusting in what you cannot see. I thought if one person found it and it was helpful, that would be a blessing. I never practiced or loved again. The girl he loves has been deceptive and unfaithful with another person who called himself a friend. My story is way too long to write it all down but in summary I needs God’s favour and grace to overcome 20 years of baggage and pain. But what about periods of prolonged suffering or surprise attacks? Many thanks as you pray for me. Thanks a lot this help for sure. That is an awesome testimony. Very in touch with issues and solutions…..and a very decent site. It’s fulfilling to reflect on what God’s doing in our lives! From what you wrote is sounds like maybe as a result of hurtful circumstances or the choices people have made in your son’s life, he feels God is to blame (as in that perhaps God has “cursed” him)? to me. He’s the same one they saw multiply bread and fish, heal uncurable diseases, and raise people from the dead. In good times it’s easy to talk about faith. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”, Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. We all have questions and struggles with faith from time to time… hold on, God knows our hearts, He will not let us fail. Am going thru a hard time dt every thing seems not 2 be working out 4 me and my family, we have been encountering disappointments, our rent has not been paid! God bless you. There is one choice that will always bring peace and hope—that choice is faith. We all want God to answer our prayers. I’m not just asking for myself but for my two children as well. And then Jesus appears to Thomas, right there in front of everyone, and Thomas says, “My Lord my God!” What does Jesus say? God bless. Why do Christians struggle to keep faith in God especially when Jesus is their Lord and Savior? I’ll be honest, I’ve even questioned is God really listening. I search my life and see if I’m doing something that made God step aside I beat myself complete up and still know not why I like God can’t hear me. I, therefore as of today wish to retreat from my faith and ” go solo ” . you’ve given me some great steps to live by and to have faith and keep having it and to just trust in god and know that something good is going to happen and that He has a plan for each and every one of us whether we choose to take the smooth, clear road or the rough, bumpy dark road because I have been having a lot of struggle and difficulties in my schooling years and it has all just become a lot and too hard for me to handle so I am printing this out and putting this on my wall so every morning when I wake up I would read it and have faith throughout my day. I know now that the previous years I had spent studying prayer, being in intercessory groups, and having personal prayer times, prepared me to fight in prayer for my family during this very difficult time. Rachel, hold on to God’s unchanging hand, and know that you Will get what you need. Keeping Faith in Hard Times Going by faith — or, really living by faith — is about the free-will choice to trust God and choose His way over our own. And then Jesus appears to Thomas, right there in front of everyone, and Thomas says, “My Lord my God!” What does Jesus say? Have fallen into, which I believe is deep depression. Highly educated individual but can’t seem to obtain a viable offer. Yes, that’s right: Faith. We have to know Him before we will trust Him and His plans. A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. (Proverbs 1:5), The naive believes everything, but the prudent man considers his steps. Thank you so very much. When Job lost his sons and daughters, his wealth, his servants, and was stricken with painful soars that spanned throughout his body, it would have been easy for him to blame God and abandon his faith. Another time in his life, Saul persecuted David’s every step in an attempt to assassinate him before he ever reigned as king over Israel. I’m 25 years old.I’m facing trying times. I understand that he can take something right away from you if you don’t give him time, I understand that god does talks to me, I can’t see him but I can feel the spirit, and know that it’s him in my conscious. I will run to you, Lord, whenever I feel afraid. I think about these things and remember them in detail. We have to let God dwell in us and us in him so as for us to be fruitful. God promised He would never leave me regardless of the storm. You don’t want to use an alternative solution to get the much-needed solution to difficult situations. And then I decided I am not going to let it get me down, I am going to keep on fighting and Keep the faith. It hurts. “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus.” (Revelation 14:12), 2. Yes, it could always be worse, but knowing that doesn’t cause a person to love God more. It’s been hard for me as far as I can remember I feel alone and I know God is with me all the way through but this time I feel afar. I’m praying for you even today Darla, for God’s peace and comfort to fill your heart. I had to understand, that it does not matter what I am going through, HE IS WITH ME!!!! We all have struggles with faith. That’s what happened to King David, a man after God’s heart (I Samuel 13:14). I feel bad that I do! Even though God was preparing me for full-time ministry, it was hard because we were short $40 each month of what we needed just to pay our monthly bills. I do see your comment! this really helped me. Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Dec 16, 2014. Thank you. I am doing better now and my outlook on life has completely changed. I’m just asking for prayer to bring us back together as boyfriend and girlfriend and have a stronger relationship. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. Living your Christian faith isn’t easy because evil is alive and well and usually captures you when life is good. Share on pinterest. I have no one to rely on for a thing and I realize that I am thinking or doing things that is against God. We serve a good God who doesn’t seek to cause us harm. . Sometimes we feel like God isn’t hearing us or delivering, but He already knows our future. I’ll admit. It says in 1 John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. The scriptures below are some of my favorites, my go-tos when life gets hard. Wow, Spirit, your comment has inspired me — if we know He is with us, why fret and worry? Trusting God in the Hard Times. He course corrects His children when we need it (when it’s for our good), but God doesn’t punish us. At the time l hadn’t even heard about woman loving another woman, it came as a huge surprise. When facing desperate times, we turn back to God after leaving His embrace temporarily. My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2). Absolutely you and your wife are in my prayers, and I ask that all who read this continue to lift you up in prayer. Focus on his attributes. ”, You’re not the only one who has asked if God is hearing your prayers… a number of people on this post alone have commented that as well as in other posts on this blog. Still, he remained devoted to God throughout his lifetime. I actually read one of your blogs on a site that led me here. My family really going through it an have been for a while now I pray ,pray an it seems like my prayer not being answer. Lean Into the Faith You Have I have called you by name—you are mine. What’s the hardest part about keeping faith in tough times for you? In the parable of the sower … Looking forward to reading more from you too… it’s amazing how the spirit works through us all to share the message. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”. We are brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray all is going well for you. Thanks I really needed to read that I am trying my best to walk with god please pray for me this I have been a tough year for me but I’m holding my faith this passage was really encouraging thank god and the peoples who put this together as always may god continue to bless. Choosing to keep faith is your freewill choice. Thank you for sharing your story. Same cycle for years at a time: going to Church, pray all the time, intense belief in God, and finally prayed for perseverance, which I didn’t seem to have answered…… Please pray for me. It seems to be a recurring theme in all my Bible study as of late. When you feel the struggle heavy on your back, bury yourself in more good soil. For six years, we had to have a miracle every month in our finances, and it didn’t make any sense to me … I will give the Lord the thanks due to His righteousness. I’m afraid of losing her and I think her problem is that she is dwelling on her past with her previous boyfriends that have done he wrong. While some of us consolidate and forget thinking of it as past, some of us don’t actually get over with it and feel guilty about it day and night. 1. I’m so scared that my marraige is over. Trials and temptations pound away at faith lessening God’s importance. To have faith in God during the hard times, we have to be rooted in God. First and foremost, we are praying for you both, that the Lord will direct your paths according to His perfect will and bless you both with merciful and forgiving hearts, filled with His wisdom and love. I will for sure take heed of everything you mention in keeping your faith in god this really helped me out. If you feel God is calling you into a deeper prayer life with him, do not resist it. I am a child of the living God and I’ll rejoice. Where do we turn your eyes? For me that was a huge comfort and support as I began following Christ with my life. I get depressed and have suicidal thoughts sometimes. Temptation will sway in and out to mislead and falsely appease you, but pray right through it. Just a little emotional situation and a daughter in college who is becoming more independent and making her own choices. You have my prayers sister, God bless you. Words to Live By. In such situations, you have to make the fast move and make sure to forgive yourself for the wrong decisions that you took as a person. 3. “I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from? He’s a loving father who has our best interests in His heart. I was inactive for a few years on the blog, but day this reminds me of how much I LOVE being back… we are real people. Misty — Thanks so much for your encouragement. … because you are precious to me and because I love you and give you honor, do not be afraid—I am with you!” Isaiah 43:1-5, Unfortunately people who have been so unsympathetic are believer. God bless you. Hello Mimi, thanks for reaching out! Faith in God’s Promise—that he will never leave us or forsake us. Our faith in God is not a magic pill. This really hit home. . I’m truly blessed by this reading. Fast forward less than a year later, to July 2015. Trust that He is there, trust what you cannot see because that is your faith in action. Every day we have to realign ourselves and remember to trust. When you live through hard times, ask yourself, “Where was my faith?” Was my faith in God or something else? It’s great that you’re seeking God for your needs and for your children; He knows your heart and He hears our prayers. How can I hold on to my faith in God when things go wrong? The important thing is what do we do next? Praying for you guys. lastly, during our times of suffering, the most important thing to do is keep our faith and trust in god. When I have temptations to doubt, I think about all the ways God has shown himself over and over again, including when I was broken and he gave me a real life. Hi Carl, thanks for reaching out. I shouldn’t be having these kind of days! “Do not be afraid. All you need is faith the size of a mustard seed. I am presently going through the greatest deal I have ever had in my life. Lean Into the Faith You Have. I know that God is always with me, I pray and tell him my hope and faith is in Him and I trust His will for me. We all have times where we struggle with faith, some more than others, but I pray even now that God bless you and keep you, and that you will feel his presence. Many people believe David wrote Psalms such as 7, 27, 31, and 34 when running away from Saul and his men. Faith in God’s Power—that he can deliver us from every temptation. Because I just recently decided to trust God, regardless!!!! lol Back to writing. Jen you are a breath of fresh air. How To Be a Good Listener and Hear With Faith. Start each day reading the Bible, play praise music, or download a Christian app to listen to encouraging devotionals and meditative scripture. I find myself losing my faith in god alot, I use to say all the time my mother had all the answers but I had to understand that, the lord and savior is the answer, I’am going thru so much right now and it’s my fault because I put myself here and all I can feel is that man upstairs showing me everything where I went wrong, I have to tighten up with god and keep my eyes on Jesus because if I don’t I will fail. I have had previous girlfriends but I have never been as serious or felt this type of connection I have with this girl I’m with now. As we look more and more to God, he shows us more and more how to look to Him above all others. Keeping Faith in Trials, Temptations and Hard Times, http://www.familylife.com/events/featured-events/weekend-to-remember/tell-me-more/testimonials#.UPNMWvKb2bU, http://www.familylife.com/weekendtoremember, Overcome Anxiety: 10 Bible Verses about Releasing Worry, Stress and Fear, Keeping Faith in Trials, Temptation and Tough Times. He will bless you for it. Hello brothers and sisters. Sometimes we can see the temptation at work in these moments; sometimes we can’t. I try to talk the truth to her to no avail. My children schooll fees has not been paid, not to talk about feeding. 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