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Falling Back

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.


Jump for joy in the name of Jesus!

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.


You’re never alone when you have Jesus by your side.

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.


Have you ever been afraid of the dark? Maybe as a child, you used a nightlight for comfort. Some people do so as adults. The best way to get rid of darkness is with light.

CandleDid you know there are over 10,000 different
scents of candles in the world?

Matthew 5:16 tells us that in the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. We live in a world of darkness. There are people out there who feel unloved and unwanted. Those who believe they are not worth anything in this world. Yet, God loves all His children. And those who believe in Him should be the light to lost people.

But how do you shine your light when your own world is toppling over? Here are three ways you can show your light to others:

  1. Do things without grumbling or complaining. That’s not easy when life has handed you a bag of lemons, but if you read the Bible, it will give you strength to persevere.
  2. No matter how tough things might be going for you, try to smile and be kind to strangers you come in contact with. While you might be suffering, they might be also. Imagine how much better they would feel having someone else be kind to them. And in turn, you will feel better also.
  3. Praise God. This is probably the hardest of all because when we feel let down, sometimes we think God is to blame or that He doesn’t care anymore. You need to focus on His word and realize He is always with you, during the good and the bad. So praise Him and thank Him for what you do have, whether it is the food on your table, healthy children, or a home over your head.


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


LighthouseWhile a lot of people associate lighthouses
with the East Coast, Michigan actually has the most,
with over 150 lighthouses or light towers.

Too many of us have a tendency to live in darkness, whether we believe in Jesus or not. We complain about our jobs instead of getting out and finding a new one. We don’t like being in debt, yet continually use our credit cards.

The only way to stop feeling miserable is to make changes. Instead of allowing the darkness of the world to control us, we need to use God’s light to chase away any strife. Hold tight to the Lord, and He’ll brighten your world.

So how do you drive away the darkness? Please share in the comments below. Also if you’ve had any challenges this week, post them below and allow us to pray for you.


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