How to Have Faith in God When Everything Is Going Wrong

How to Have Faith in God When Everything Is Going Wrong

 Anytime you rely on something, you put your faith in it. What is your faith in?

Some people put their faith in their spouse, others in the government, others on a nightly glass of wine. As Christians, we are called to put our faith in God.

Having faith in God is easy when all is going well—when the kids are behaving, the job is going well, and the biggest issue you face for the day is what to have for dinner.

But how do you access that same faith when everything is going wrong?

Remember that, as a human, your sight is limited. Unlike God, you don’t know the end from the beginning. That means that there are things that you’re not seeing, because you don’t have the big picture.

If you are the type who says,

The Cure for the Unsatisfied Life

 

Despite the fact that Jesus came so that we could live an abundant life, many Christians are living under the oppression of dissatisfaction.

This is a world full of people searching and striving to get their desires satisfied. When you see someone else—particularly someone you consider wicked and unworthy—prospering while you remain caught in the struggle, it’s enough to make you want to rise up in righteous indignation and scream, “This isn’t fair!”

But all your indignation

How to Wait on The Lord

 

Have you ever been so frustrated or discouraged while waiting on the Lord to answer your prayers? Maybe you’ve been wondering, How long do I have to wait??

Colossians 2:7 says: “Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”

This is one of my favorite scriptures because it teaches us how to wait on The Lord.

Whether you are waiting for Him to open opportunities, heal your marriage, or restore your health, I want to encourage you that waiting for God is never in vain. Oftentimes victory and breakthrough are right around the corner from the time you feel like throwing in the towel.

I’ve learned to wait on the Lord the hard way: I’ve had to wait to be released from a painfully deceptive marriage. I’ve had to wait for financial breakthrough. I’ve had to wait for healing in my body. You name it, I’ve had to learn how to wait for it. Even as I write, I am waiting for justice against my adversary.

There are very few things in life that I haven’t had to wait for, and they have all been worth it. Since waiting is such an integral part of life, it’s better to learn to wait well.

There are three habits

How Can I Fulfill My Purpose If My Husband Isn’t On Board?

I have spent a good part of my life searching for meaning—and for a lot of it, I was not finding anything meaningful. In fact, I spent most of the first half of my life chasing “things” and not living for a greater purpose. So when I discovered that I was called to do greater things than just accumulate wealth and plan my next vacation, I felt renewed. For the first time, my life had meaning.

 

Many women can relate to my story. That’s because so many of us have wasted precious time pursuing things with no purpose. It gets old. For many, the thought of following a higher calling is alluring. When they realize that God has called them to a greater purpose, the excitement is almost unbearable.

But what happens when the very people you want to journey with are not with you?

The Gift Of Failure

 

“I want to grow up to be a failure,” said no one, ever.

Everyone wants to be a success. From as young as we can remember, we are told, You can do anything! But that simply isn’t true, is it? Although they are well-intentioned, parents do a disservice when they tell kids that they are winners at everything. They end up teaching their children to believe that to fail at something is bad.

It makes sense to assume that failure is negative: When you fail, you feel the pain of embarrassment and inadequacy. The pain that comes from failing is enough to make many run back under the covers, and keep you firmly within your comfort zone.

Do You Need a Spiritual Security Check?

Gone are the days where you no longer need to lock your front door, or can leave your car running for a few minutes while you run in to a store. We live in a time where everything needs to be protected or it will be stolen from us: We protect our private information so our identity doesn’t get stolen; we protect our homes with locks, alarms and cameras; we protect our pets with tracking devices; our airplanes are now outfitted with self containing doors to prevent hijackers from taking over.

Your spiritual life deserves the same level of protection. If you are not taking precautions to protect your connection to God, it can disappear right before your very eyes.
Here are a few security measures to implement to keep your spiritual life from being hijacked: