Ever looked at your life and wondered if God was there? Ever felt like giving up because obeying God seemed harder than you thought? You are not alone! I’ve experienced the same. There is encouragement for you today. Know that God is faithful!
Bible verse: “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9).
Never did I imagine the past 3 years of my life being a faith walk (literally). Let me paint the picture: In 2007, I graduate High School and my mother purchases her first townhome in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Early 2008, God leads my family and I to do an extensive study on ‘Faith’ followed by a 45 day consecration. August of that year, God instructs my mother to resign from corporate America. 2009, God begins revealing His purpose for my life – which I had a hard time receiving (initially). March of 2010, our house and car is foreclosed, we’re left homeless and by July 2010, we relocated to Atlanta, GA per the instruction of the Lord.
During this time, we’ve lived hotel to hotel; house to house staying with family and friends. We’ve been ridiculed, persecuted, talked about, mocked, lied on and the likes – yes, even by church folk. I guess they didn’t understand what God was doing in our lives; but then again, we didn’t understand what God was doing in our lives. This turning point in my life prompted me to write, “Trusting God When You Don’t Understand”. We didn’t understand much of what God was doing nor allowing in our lives, we just knew we had a word, an illogical instruction from the Lord followed by several confirmations.
Though life as we knew it would never be the same, God was faithful with provision. We’ve never missed a meal, never had to sleep on the curb, and although it was often discussed, we’ve never had to split and go into a shelter.
I had bumps along the way and faced moments of fear, tears and weariness. Even moments of despair, depression and even doubt while at my lowest. But even then, God was faithful to do just what He said He would do.
I don’t share this snippet of my life to discourage you, but to encourage and empower you! Whatever it is you are facing, know that God is faithful! You may not understand all that is happening in your life and why God, being the sovereign God that He is, didn’t stop a particular situation from happening – but through the ups and downs learn to trust Him!
The word of God says, “The LORD directs the steps of the godly” (Psalm 37:23). Sometimes God directs our paths to grounds that will literally shake our world, but know that those same grounds will help prepare you for your destiny and purpose.
If there’s one thing that has helped me during this process, that would be prayer and calling out things as thou they were (faith). I know this is easily said than done – especially when prayer doesn’t appear to work at times, but pray! I’ve witness the hand of God move as a result of prayer. Confess those things God has promised you and hold fast to the profession of your faith without wavering; for He is faithful that promised (Hebrews 10:23).
Be encouraged and know that if God called you to it, He WILL get you THROUGH IT! My life is literally a testimony of this. God is faithful and will not abandon that which He loves –YOU!