FAITH is utterly important to God and, if the truth be told, we have all experienced, are experiencing, or will experience many faith crises in our lives. Crises of faith can be momentary, seasonal, or long-lasting, but for certain they will come.
Faith Crises are those despairing moments when we navigate life’s storm-tossed seas unmindful of the Master’s presence.
They are times when we earnestly need Jesus’ Prayer that our faith will not fail us.
They are those critical instants when we can only say, “Lord, I believe, but help thou my unbelief.”
They are the crucial moments after suffering great losses, when we must know that GOD IS ALL WE NEED!!
They are times when it is good to remember our “God Moments .”
Faith Crises are TESTS. They are TESTS to trust God’s plan and God’s timing for our lives and they must be taken until passed.
As we walk our paths of faith, we soon discover that we are placed in situations to need miracles and only God can perform them. And many times, as Alicia Britt Chole submits, sometimes we are “cornered into helplessness,” where NO ONE can help us but God! When we appear down for the count, it is important for others to witness the glory of God in our deliverance.
What do you do when you do not know what to do? What do you do when you are at the proverbial “Red Sea,”the enemy is on your heels and the impossible is stretched before you? How will you navigate these critical crossroads of faith? God says, “Be still and KNOW that I AM GOD–Either you trust me or you don’t!”
Beloveds, these are challenging times that test our spirits, our sanity and most of all our faith. Times will come when we are pressed on every side, with nowhere to run and nowhere to look but up. How will the Lord respond to us: “O ye of little faith . . . ,” or “I have not seen so great a faith. . . .”
“Without faith it is impossible to please God.” We must Believe because God is faithful even when our faith waivers or wanes. And the Best News is, God has promised “NOTHING is impossible to those who believe.”
PRAYER: Father, thank you for the Grace to live past my moments of despair. “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” Psalm 56:3