Faith In Uncertain Times

If we have faith to pray, we have faith to trust God. We don’t need a lot of faith, just enough to keep hanging on and believing in the promise God will see us through. 

Faith is the word I am focusing on in my life this year. It is not something you work on for  twelve months and move on to something else, it is a lifelong journey. A journey required to make it through any situation. Faith in uncertain times.

Faith is a lifelong journey. A journey required to make it through any situation. Faith in Uncertain Times.



For we walk by faith, not by sight: II Corinthians 5:7


I would like to believe I had total faith in the Lord for every tough situation I went through over the years. But, I didn’t. Sometimes I stepped out of the boat, took a step and saw the waves of life crash around me. I took my eyes off the Lord and didn’t give him a chance to work. My faith in Him diminished because my concern was elsewhere. But you know what? While my eyes were not on the Lord, He had His eyes on me. When I sank, He lifted me up above the waters of life. And I’m thankful for His faithfulness when I wasn’t faithful to Him.

Faith In Uncertain Times


There’s a change coming in my family’s lives. A change I prayed for since 2013, but happening in a way that took my husband and me by surprise. The talk of this change began last spring, but me being hesitant, I dug my heels in because it is not what I had prayed for. It is not what I expected God to do. It is not how it is supposed to turn out. Anytime my husband brought up the subject, I smiled and shook my head hiding how I felt.

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God Mark 11:22


Recently, the Lord used a situation to shake my world. It was nothing catastrophic, but bad enough for me to pick up my heels and say, okay, Lord, it’s all on you now; if this is what you want from us, I will do it. This is a scary situation, but my faith in the Lord will see us through with this change.

The past 136 days I have prayed I would keep my faith in the Lord no matter what. But not only for me, I’ve prayed this for my husband and son because I don’t want any of us to lose faith in God.  A prayer I will continue praying for my family.

Life with no faith in God can be detrimental.

For with God nothing shall be impossible.  Luke 1:37


We’ve talked about this change and I told my husband the Lord will work out the two things that need to be done; he needs to have faith to get the ball rolling. During this conversation, he told me he really didn’t have the faith right now; he had no clue how it will work out. I reminded him all we need is mustard seed size faith to move a mountain. (Matthew 17:20) I’ll never forget the question he asked, how much faith fills a mustard seed. Instead of us asking for more faith, we will be using the faith we have to trust the Lord in all of what is going on.

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men,

but in the power of God. I Corinthians 2:5


We may struggle with faith, but as long as we have it and are not wavering in our belief in God, He will do wondrous things.  I can't help but remember a statement I heard from a pastor  "If you have enough faith to pray, you have enough faith to see God work". As I said earlier, I've been praying for three years, I have faith to see God work all of this for His glory.
Think about all the things the Lord has done for us, why would we not have faith in Him?

When this change begins, I will share the situation and the wonderful things the Lord will be doing.

Faith is a lifelong journey. A journey required to make it through any situation. Faith in Uncertain Times.

20 comments

  1. Lori, I love this! Putting faith to action is something most people struggle with. I am so happy the Lord showed you the word faith to work on this year, because I am being encouraged by your faith. Praying to keep your faith in the Lord is something I am going to start doing, thank you for sharing that because I don't want to go through life with little or no faith in God. I can't wait to hear about this change, I know it must be something wonderful.

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  2. Thanks!!! I needed this!!!

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  3. I'm so glad to hear this, Denise. Have a wonderful day!

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  4. I'm glad it was an encouragement, Gloria.

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  5. Well, now you have me curious! I'm looking forward to hearing all about the coming changes.
    Faith in uncertain times.....are there any other kind of times? I'm so glad that when so much in life is uncertain, we can be certain of God. Now I need to go find a mustard seed.
    "I want that faith that moves mountains...Lord, I want to believe...you're my only hope and strength, dear Lord...Lord I believe!" Sorry...my mind always seems to go to a song!

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  6. I thank God it doesn't take a lot of faith to move the mountains that come in our lives, we just need to trust the Lord after we ask Him.

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  7. I'm glad too, Momma.

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  8. It really is a blessing, Deborah, to have a heavenly Father who is in control of everything.

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  9. Praying for more faith is always the right thing to do. I pray that for myself as well. You'd think I'd have learned to have a huge faith by now, after years of seeing God at work. But there are still times I fear and get anxious. May the Lord bless each of us with a greater measure of faith this year!

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  10. Dearest Lori, this is so encouraging for me today as my husband and I are...currently...praying that we will have the faith we need, together and separately, to follow God in His path for us. Not our path for us, but his. We are seeing that change has to come for us and we want that change to be his and that we are able to follow him. Thank you so very much for your words and your prayers for your family. They are mine too.

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  11. Thank you, Linda. I made a note on my prayer list, I'll be praying for you both to have the faith you need.

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  12. It is a natural thing for Christians to pray for more. We all should have learned by now that God is going to work, we just have to trust Him.

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  13. That last question- my heart. Thank you for sharing and exhorting me today!

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  14. That question has plagued my mind for many months, Bethany. I still have ask it when I begin to not trust. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Thanks for this reminder on faith, lori... we sometimes "forget about it in the day-to-day stuff of life, but it is huge!! So encouraging to hear your faith journey :) I am your neighbour at #coffeeforyourheart

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  16. Hi, Laura! We do get wrapped up in life that causes us to forget quite a bit of what God promises. Thank you for visiting.

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  17. About 3 years ago, my world was turned upside down also, and the stretching of my faith was intense. These are the times of chiseling, and through them God is working even when we cannot see. This reminder of how desperately we need to press into our faith during these times is a message constantly needed. Thank you Lori...I am so glad you found Fresh Market Friday link-up...it is wonderful to have you here!

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  18. Hi, Crystal. Thank you for your kind words.

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  19. Hi Lori,
    I'm praying for you all as you are embarking on this new change. I see that it was a couple of months ago, so I hope all has gone well up to this point! I'm believing God is answering your prayers is beautiful ways and laying out an amazing path for your family!

    Thank you for sharing alongside me at #MomentsofHope! I appreciate you!

    Blessings and smiles,
    lori

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  20. Thank you, Lori. This change started unexpectedly back in April and because of it we are getting to move back home. There is no doubt the Lord's hand is all over this change and move. I'm very excited about it!

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