[stronger faith]

[stronger faith]

This morning on our way to work, Sam and I have been discussing the events in Ukraine (a common topic these days, even more so than the weather.)

“I think these times make our faith stronger,” said Sam.

“Perhaps,” I skeptically answered.

“Perhaps?”

“Yeah.”

I don’t know if my faith became stronger during the revolution and near-war in Ukraine.

I do know that there are many more reminders every day that I am not in charge of my life and that I (or one of my friends or family) may go at any minute.

I do know that God’s in charge.

But I don’t know what people mean by stronger faith.

And at the moment, there are times when all I want to do is scream “When are You going to do something?”

I usually calm down afterwards, when I remember that I don’t know all the details and He might actually be quite at work (and I believe He is), but still.

Is my faith stronger because of the stuff going on in my country?

I don’t know.

Is this calmness a good thing?

On one hand, the calmness comes from knowing that in any case, everything will be according to what God has planned. On the other hand, people all around me are panicking, scrambling to do something, crying, and exploding in angry outbursts… Am I simply not caring enough?

These are just the questions going through my mind. It is my first meeting with war and I don’t know how to react.

  • I remember asking those same questions when the first Desert Storm started. i asked that when 9/11 hit and i saw all the pain on so many faces. I ask that as I watch the homosexual agenda gain momentum and my country sits around with its hand under its butt. Then I, too, remember, WHO is in charge and I open my hands and have to say, “It is Yours.”

    • Duane Scott had a post a while ago about opening hands and giving everything we have clutched to before to God. (Tried to find the post, but can’t find his blog…Hmm…)

      I guess I am just struggling with the definition of a stronger faith.

  • Strong faith is a progression…so I like to tell people my faith is growing which leaves room for those melt downs when they come. This walk of faith has smooth place, rough places, rugged places and very dark places when everything seems to not make sense. Thats where the Word must be our light in all places our faith walks in. He is in charge of my faith walk…knows what is next, which rough place will cause me to slip, which place will cause a meltdown but He also knows because of His HOly Spirit I have someone to teach me how to walk this walk of faith. Thanks for your honest real post Zee. Praying for you and your countrymen and women. Praying for your safety.

    • Thank you for all your prayers, dear Betty. Every time I wear the Courage ring, I remember you.

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