A Husband’s Perspective: A Matter of Faith
I would like to introduce my husband Brian, who will be appearing as an occasional guest writer to add more depth, volume, and further perspective to my story…to our story! I hope it adds new life and helps us all realize the Word of God can be applied in many various and wonderful ways! I want to thank you ALL for taking the time to read my story…each visitor and each view is such a blessing to me! I pray I represent my Savior in a way that is pleasing to Him…and Glorifies Him!
No matter where we are, whether walking in the darkness or Light…we are all the children of God!!
People these days struggle with their faith on a daily basis. Some do so more than others, some verbalize those times of faith shortcomings, others wouldn’t dream of letting you know they struggle with their faith.
The truth being told, everyone, whether they admit it or not, do struggle.
Though to some it can be disheartening, and can mentally stunt their spiritual growth, you have to keep things in perspective, from a biblical standpoint.
Take into account the feeding of the 4000 and the disciples “wondering where they were going to get enough food”, to feed 4000 men, and their wives and children who were there with them! The men who had witnessed Jesus healing the sick, lame, and blind. The men that saw their fellow brethren possessed by the demons of Satan, instantly become healed, and devoid of those demons. Those same disciples of Jesus, the very ones who spent nearly every moment of the day with him, eating, sleeping, traveling, praying, and ministering. Those men struggled with their faith at that event.
Even the fact that they saw Jesus feed 5000 not long before that event, and saw him take 5 pieces of bread, and two small fish from a boy, and feed a crowd of what was surely 10,000 or more people, those same men found it hard to believe a short time later that it could be done again. That the man they followed could do the same for 4,000 men with 7 pieces of bread and a few small fish.
Seems impossible right?
How could people who walked and talked with Almighty God after seeing all those miracles ever doubt that He would be there for them in their future times of need? You or I, surely would have no doubt after seeing all they had!! If we were in their place, WE surely would have the faith and remembrance of what our Lord and Savior did, days, weeks, or even hours before, right? Don’t count on it.
We are human beings, created in the image of God. As long as we are in these perishable bodies, living in the world that we were stewards of, and gave away for the knowledge of good and evil, we will struggle with those bouts of lack of faith. When those times arrive, and they will, you must remember, the most admired, powerful, God fearing men and women in the Bible. The same ones we will someday sit down to supper with.
As you remember those men and women, apply it to your own life and the struggles which you are facing. Do not let those doubts and fears pull you from the one who knitted you in your mother’s womb. Use those moments of questioning, to delve deeper into the word of God, and use those times to draw you closer to the Lord, and do not let the god of this world use it to push you further from the One we were designed to fellowship with.
Even as we, the fallen creatures that are not worthy for the Creator of the Universe to even think twice about us, experience life, and hopefully learn, do not be discouraged if you forget what God has done for us. What matters the most, is that we reflect, and remember, and give the glory to Him.