I get it, sometimes it’s hard to have faith in moments or seasons where you feel surrounded by the unknown. It’s those moments you feel so lost or confused that fear begins to accumulate and doubt fills your mind. But those moments matter greatly. Living in the “I don’t know” has the power to suspend your faith or stretch your faith.
God will sometimes allow us to experience the unknown not to build fear but to build trust. He is not trying to confuse us “for God is not the author of confusion but of peace… (1 Corinthians 14:33 NKJV),” and he is not trying to make us afraid “for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV).” No, God wants to build our trust in Him so that we grow closer to Him and begin to understand His love for us.
I’ve been in seasons where my prayers seemed to be unanswered, and at times I’ve felt like giving up. But I have learned that while a season of waiting may make answers seem impossible, when answers finally do come it makes all things seem possible. And that is just the point, my faith in the Almighty grows more and more. My trust in Him grows. My love for Him grows. So, I have learned that when I reach the point in which I am fully ready to give up, all I need to do is look up to the One who never leaves me and never stops loving me. Then not only will all my prayers be answered according to His good and perfect will, but I will receive an even greater blessing because my relationship with Him has grown that much more.
Keep praying. Keep seeking God. Your reward on the other side of the unknown is far greater than you could have imagined.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:2-6 NKJV
I’m Kelsey Fendley, a new writer here. I’m a twenty-one-year-old college student in Tuscaloosa, AL pursuing full-time ministry. My heart is for Jesus and I am passionate about all things ministry and communicating the Gospel. I believe God has graciously given me a gift for words and hope to use that fully for His glory. I’m a lover of books and beautiful places so send me any book and travel recommendations please. I am a trailblazer by how I choose to live out my life as an example to others of what it means to live for Christ.
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