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Monday, March 26, 2012

Faith?


This year I chose the word "Faith". Since my mother's illness, it seemed the perfect word. I stand by that choice. (Mom is doing well and should be out of rehabilitation therapy by next week!)
But many questions come up that I'm sure some of you can relate with.
Having faith, or relying on faith, is much harder when put to the test. How do you handle the worry and fear, after giving concerns for others over to God? How do you keep from taking back what you gave Him in trust, with faith that He will answer? And what if His answer doesn't come fast enough, or with the outcome one desires? Without going into any personal details, this concerns someone very close to me, with consequences that can be devastating if God doesn't intervene. I can't help but be in constant stress and worry. How do you stand your ground with faith in God to take care? Any feed back would be so appreciated.
Blessings to All

5 comments:

Diane said...

I wrestle with that every day, too, Laurie. Letting Him handle a problem or situation. It hasn't happened yet and I, like you, wonder if it will. I think we just have to keep going to him in prayer even to restore the faith. Diane

kathy said...

One exercise I practice a lot when I have heavy concerns weighing me down. I stand up and with palms up, visualize the person, concern or problem in the palm of my hand. Then I lift my palms toward Heaven and place the person or problem on 'the Altar'. I see the problem there, turn my palms down so that the problem can't stay with me. Then I pray with my whole heart and leave the concern there. There are many days that I go through that exercise a few times until I give up holding on to the problem. God does answer prayer and He does love our 'problems' even more than we do. Remember EASTER :)

Kim said...

I have learned to remember that God will answer my prayers, but that I may not like the answer. I pray for ALL of the people concerned in the situation, and I pray for help handling whatever the answer is. I try to push back the thoughts I have when I am wavering in my faith, and I do waver when things are weighing on me. Stay strong.

Catherine said...

I'm so glad that your mom is doing well ~ hooray!
xo Catherine

Mary Ann Potter said...

It isn't always easy. I've learned over the years, though, to control my thoughts, to take any thought that exalts itself against the knowledge of God into captivity (II Corinthians 10:3-5). I count it all joy when I fall into those traps of the devil (James 1:2). The Word of God is my greatest treasure. I praise Him for it. Once the Lord told me, "Worship is your rescue." The devil can't stand that, so I do it a lot!