Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Why Does It Take So Long?

Do you ever feel like the lessons God is trying to teach do not "take" the first few times?

I do not know how many times I have been asked to have faith in God for something and I whine, complain, and tell Him "I do not understand", even though every time before He has made the way.

I hope I am learning. My family and I are about to reach the one year mark of my husband not having a full time job. It has been the most faith-challenging year I have ever experienced and yet, I know that I am in a much better place today than I was the day it all began.

God has proven Himself to be faithful over and over again. So why do I have any doubts? I truly cannot give you an answer.

In my logical mind, I know that I should not have any doubts, but somewhere in my illogical heart lives a weed. Every time we have a come to the test of faith I have pulled that weed, but every time I have missed a portion of the root. Why?

How do I get it all? I send this out to any of you who have experienced this. If you have insight, please enlighten me. I truly want to walk and no more doubt.

Be blessed!

3 comments:

KarenW said...

I would like to say that I have tons of faith and never doubt but that would be a lie. When I find myself doubting God, I go to His word and cling to His promises. One of my favorites is Romans 4:17-21

God is using these times of testing to grow you and make you stronger and closer to Him.

I don't know why but your comment that you left in March just now showed up in my comment moderation box.

Vicky said...

Hi Jess! Thanks for visiting my blog. My mom has always told me that if I still lived in Lewiston she's sure that you and I would be the greatest of friends. She thinks that you and I think a lot alike.

I have so much I'd love to say about the subject of living by faith and trusting God in the middle of difficlut circumstances. Mark and I have been married for twelve years now and I can relate to where you're at!

Please e-mail me at markandvicky@cox.net with your e-mail address. I'd love to share some personal experiences with you that would be a bit much to share here on your blog comments.

I can't wait to communicate with you and get to know each other.

Vicky (Betts) Derksen

Becky said...

Hi Jess,

Hang in there....I have been thinking about you and praying for a quick sale of your home.

Check out my blog...I am tagging you...your turn!

Hugs!