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Now on to the blog.
Have you ever felt your faith wane? Especially when others are constantly running around filled with joy, no matter their circumstances? Don’t think you’re alone. It happens to all of us.
New Christians’ faces glow, and the joy of God stands in their hearts. They’ll walk around with a feeling nothing can go wrong. And then it does. The devil will attack to try to pull them away from God’s love.
But even if you never turn away from Jesus, there are times when that feeling of euphoria fades. Our faith can feel normal, and we no longer feel the joy we once did. This is especially true during a time of crisis or a long difficult period.
Deuteronomy 31:6 states, Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. It’s hard to remember God is a constant in your life, especially during what we call valleys.
If you think about it, only a cruel father would desert his daughter in times of strife. God is not cruel. I’m sure He has shown His love in many ways throughout your life. You just need to recall those instances when you feel your faith diminishing. Even if you don’t feel the joy of God like you did in the beginning, there will be instances where you will realize he’s walking right beside you. Such times include the birth of a child, the healing of someone ill, or an unexpected raise.
I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors. – Joel Osteen
Very seldom would a king dessert his children, especially a loving king such as God. He will always be there to hold you when you need it. Just lift your hand to Him. He’s right there waiting.
Once you realize God is there with you always, some of that joy should return. He loves you and always will, even when you aren’t always close to Him.
And that voice you hear that says God has deserted you is false. It’s just the evil one trying to take you from His arms. The devil likes nothing more than to attack when we’re feeling weak in our faith. No matter what you might be feeling, God is a faithful father, and. He is always by our side.
True faith knows that no matter what you’re going through, Jesus is right there beside you with His arm wrapped around you. Don’t lose sight of Him during hard times, because there is nothing worse than being alone. And eventually, the joy that has waned will return.
If you feel like your faith has diminished or you need some support from others, please let us know so we can pray for you. There is nothing more powerful than to have your Christian sisters talking to God on your behalf.