Tested Faith is True Faith

Recently, I’ve began a lifelong change that I am grateful for.

For months I had a calling from God to dig deeper into faith and strengthen my relationship with Him. Finally, I took the initiative that was stirring inside me, and bought a bible, a study journal, and some highlighters.

From that moment my relationship with Christ prospered for He persistently tugged at me to find Him, and I had.

My journey with Christ was tested today, and a good friend told me that “It is easy to believe in God when life is easy and you do not try to find Him. However, when you do find Him, life gets momentarily difficult because the Lord tests to see if you truly do have faith in all that He is.”

This quote was applicable to my life as my car broke down in the parking lot of a Christian church.

Growing up Roman Catholic, my father was adamant that Catholic was all that I was and would be. My mother on the other hand, knew I had been dipping my toes into Christian worship and beliefs, and she was glad I went out to find my true faith. Still, I could not find the courage to tell my father.

That all changed today.

After I had broken down, I had no choice but to call my father for help. I had to tell him. I was scared, but just the same, I was relieved.

God made it evident that, if I was not going to tell my father, He would. As my faith was tested, I now understand that the Lord picks his best soldiers to face the hardest challenges. It is important that even when you feel like the Lord is against you, He is with you and has you in His best interest. “Fear not, for I am with you” Isaiah 41:10.

E.B

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