My religious post seems to have the most views. Looks like people need to hear a lot on God.
These last 12 months have been some the hardest I’ve ever had. I know a lot of people have gone through worse. However, this was the first time I had so much going wrong so to speak. Difficult times are hard. Sometimes you don’t know how you’ll make it through another day of the same thing or worse. At some points I didn’t even know if I felt anything that I prayed. One thing I learned is to be honest with God. This is something that was brought back to my attention when reading a Purpose Driven Life. God appreciates honesty and truth. God’s friends in the Bible were completely honest with him. Abraham questioned and challenged God on the destruction of Sodom. God listened patiently to David’s many accusations of unfairness, betrayal and abandonment. God doesn’t expect us to be perfect but he insists on honesty.
Sometimes we have this idea of God. We think that the way we think or our thoughts on a subject should be the same thoughts God has on the subject. However this is not always the case. I learned that God is more real than I thought. He sometimes has completely different ways of doing things than what I would like.
My faith was good when things were going good. When things got hard, my faith was shaken. After going through everything though, I learned that God exists whether I like it or not and that the words of Jeremiah 29:11 are real. You might not see it right now and your faith may be shaken but I pray that you don’t give up. One song that really helped me believe this when I was down is He’s able by Darwin Hobbs and Voices of Unity……he looks like he really believes it also which is great.
And for those who are really down, remember that where there’s life there’s hope. Taking responsibility for your own life is something that you may also need to think about. Self-pity can really weigh you down. I watched Soul Surfer which was also a very inspirational movie.