A thought for Monday…

 

Faith – Isn’t it comforting to know that somehow, someone is always in control of what lies ahead for us each day ~ that things work out exactly the way they are supposed to work out.  Faith does not always lead us where we want to be, but always where we are supposed to be.

Faith is having the courage to let God have the control.

 

 

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Margaret

13 thoughts on “A thought for Monday…

    1. The hardest! In hindsight we can usually see the path that was set in front of us and why we went through the trials that led us to the spot we eventually arrived at. Ahhh, Hindsight is a beautiful thing! 🙂

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  1. It seems easy to rely on faith more when things are rocky and seem out of control. It’s harder to rely on faith when things are going well. But it’s certainly something we can all learn from.

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    1. I find the opposite is true for me. I tend to lean on my faith when things are going rough and put my faith somewhat on the back burner when things are sailing smoothly. In the end, Im always just so grateful for my faith.

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      1. I believe that’s how most people tend to be, relying on faith when things are rough and maybe that’s how faith has designed itself to be. I do like to take a moment to be grateful to my faith when life is running smoothly.

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  2. Do you ever feel that sometimes your faith is “bi-polar”? I have had some hard times where I questioned everything I truly believed in. It got to the point where I felt “why pray if God is just going to do what He wants anyway”. Even after being a born-again Christian for more than 30 years, there are passages in the Bible that I just can’t understand. Like “Ask anything in My name and it shall be granted onto you”. When someone you love is dying or suffering and you do everything “right” according to Scripture and that person still continues to suffer or dies, I can’t understand it. Yes, I believe that God’s way is the best way but why then did He put all those verses in the Bible about asking and receiving? The age old question, eh? I have seen God work in my life so I know He is there and I have that knowledge that He loves me (took me many years to “feel” it eventhough I knew in my head it was true).
    I once did a Women’s Tea devotional and was led to write down some words on paper and put them facedown on a table and each lady came and picked one and then they were to meditate on why God chose that word for them and to look up Scriptures and when we met the next day (we were at church camp) we would share what God spoke to us about the words. Well my word was TRUST. And after much meditation and reading Scriptures, I realized that what I used to think was my lack of faith was actually a lack of trust! Talk about an eye-opener. I could go on and on but this is not my blog!!!
    (Margaret, I love the way you write and I am so happy to have found your blog)

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    1. Yes, I have had many moments of doubt. I have been ashamed of myself and worried that this was the beginning of the end for me. But, then I realized that everyone has moments of doubt. I’m pretty sure it’s normal. After all, our brains are not wired to understand what happens after this life yet we try our hardest and to no avail to find concrete answer – of which there are none. I always fall back on my faith after those moments of doubt and I’m pretty sure that’s Gods grace and His way if lading me back to the path He has me on.

      Thank you for your reply. 🙂

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