Faith seems so easy when life is easy.
You have a job you like and the bills are getting paid. All your relationships are basically flowing in a positive manner. Plenty of food in your tummy and a better than you could’ve hoped for roof over your head. No aches or pains, mentally or physically to keep you down. You are able to do little things for yourself easily and when you go to sleep, it’s undisturbed and peaceful. Oh, Praise The Lord! For He Good! Right?
First of all, normal everyday people don’t have lives like this but I’m sure somewhere there are people who have very little disruption in life. Who else but God should get the glory for that? I mean, who’s knows what deals people make? But isn’t it easy to be faithful and so damn positive when everything is going wonderful for you? When your life is falling perfectly into place? There’s no real struggle to speak of? When you pray at all….all your prayers are about how great your life is? It’s all easy then.
It’s probably wrong of me to even say this…
But I struggle, when year after year is a deeper hole than the year before. It’s not just my life that’s a mess either. I look around me and I see a good amount of mess all over.
My family, who are faithful Christians, life has been incredible hard for too long. We have hardly caught our breath before the next catastrophe comes along. The waves seems to crash harder and harder! We just can’t swim in these rough waters. My prayers reflect this and I know that God hears me but there’s no change, no matter what I say or do…nothing changes.
I’m now coming up on my third year of this crap and my faith is weary to say the least. I know there has to a reason, a lesson for this but I can’t lie here. I’ve reached my limit. My prayers are becoming angry now…Like really Lord..are you serious?
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I know there is a spiritual battle going on. There’s no doubt God has saved me from things that I know nothing about. He gave me an amazing husband and two bright, funny kids and a compassionate heart of my own. Parents that love me, the most supportive Aunt and Uncle that a girl could ask for! Two beautiful, smart sisters that are probably some of the strongest humans that I know on Earth. And my puppies I can’t forget them… but even so many more people and so many more things! I know all this and I am soooooo thankful!
With all that said this amazing family is past tried. We need a break. A change in our tide. We all are sick of just getting by and our efforts being dust in the wind. The enemy at our heels! Hear our SOS PRAYER! Send us some relief. Smooth out our path! Lord, lead us to safety and claim this storm, these raging waters! Bring us stillness, a peace to our minds, our souls again. Remind us what joy is like. Bring us back together…with each other, to YOU. I pray.