Hi there :)! This is my first english message. I’ll try to do my best but please apologize any mistakes. I welcome you if you’re visiting my blog for the first time. I hope you will all be encouraged through this message. Have a good time reading it.
I like to write about faith, fears, doubts, trust, struggles and everything related to that. I’m sure many of you that will read this message will relate. If there is anything I would like to tell you about this, is that you’re not alone in these battles. We all face them a couple of times. Some face them more often, and I am part of those. I have struggled so much. There were times where I wanted to quit, because I though of myself that I was unworthy to be called a christian, a leader in church, because I would have so many doubts, fears and questions. Those battles hurt me and gave me a pain that is hard to bear. I would call myself weak but thank God He never let go of me. He always came like hope and He still does it now. If there is something that has never left me, despite the struggles, it’s my hope in Jesus.
So I think I’m well positioned to encourage you in this subject. 😉
God is not suprised by you going through this. In fact, He is not surprised at anything. Everything you go through, He knows and He’s there. Know that Jesus understands. He does, because He walked on this same earth and He was just like you. The bible says it:
¨ but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men ¨ Philippians 2: 7
So know, that there is no condemnation for you, even if you’ve been struggling in your faith and in your trust in God.
Maybe you have feared on loosing someone or something you love. Maybe you’ve feared being sick. Maybe you doubted on God’s promises and even in His love for you. Maybe your doubts and your fears have affected your relationships, your studies, your work or anything else. I’ve been through that too. I even had struggles in abandoning everything in His hands, because I would fear God taking something away from me. But He let me know, through my husband, that He is not like that. God is not mean. God is a loving, caring and gentle God that wants to bless you and give you the best.
But let us talk about the unknown. Surely you need faith and you need to trust in God in order to be in peace about your futur because you can’t know what’s going to happen. So why fearing the unknown? We always think that the worse is going to happen to us. What if it never happens? Or what if it does?
It doesn’t matter because God will always be with us.
God loves you with an unfailing love and because of His love for you, He will not let anything destroy you. He will turn everything to your good. Everything will be to bless you. He holds you in the palm of His hand. He is the rock on which you can rest. He sees your doubts, your pain, your fears and still He stays with you. Don’t you know that He will never abandon you? Isn’t that what He promised?
Believe it. Keep pressing on. Keep reading His Word. Keep hoping even it’s the last thing you have, because I’m telling you:
YOU WILL WIN THIS BATTLE, FOR JESUS MADE YOU A MORE THAN A CONQUEROR.
Keep knocking the fears down and know that God sustains you through your struggles. Yes, there will be hard times, dark times, but know that light will always be there to sustain you and open the doors for the God of miracle to manifest Himself in your life, if you trust in God.
I want to remind you this promise He made to us, that we may stop condeming ourselves for struggling in our faith and in our trust in God. I am so sure He made this promise for you and me, because He knew faith and trust would be our struggle and He wanted us to know that those things are not our responsability. It is His so we can rest.
¨ Let us look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith ¨ Hebrews 12: 2
Lastly, I would like to share with you this statement I wrote to encourage myself during my times of weakness, when I don’t have a strong faith:
¨I have no idea what’s gonna happen in the futur but I know He guards me ¨ ❤
God bless you,
PS: Listen to these songs, I promise they will strengthen your faith and trust in God: Even when it hurts – Hillsong. Touch the sky – Hillsong. Trust – Hillsong Y&F