Do you ever find it hard to have faith? I mean faith is believing in what we can not see right? I know that personally I have struggled in my life with having faith. It’s so hard for me to trust when I am not sure what the outcome will be. I personally don’t struggle with believing whether or not God is real. I mostly struggle with trusting Him with my life, my children, and my future. I get nervous about what the future holds. One thing I do when I find myself weak in my faith is to repeat out loud everything I know about God.
God is GOOD.
God LOVES me.
God wants the best for me.
God will NEVER forsake me.
God has always come through for me. I love to look back at all the times God has provided. Just recently I was scared about our big move to Denver. I wondered how we would sell our house, how we would afford to live in a more expensive city, and how I would manage being away from family. When we went to visit Colorado, God provided in ways I wasn’t expecting. He gave us a house, a car, and community. I felt God saying, “SEE! You just need to TRUST me. I am always going to provide for you.” I encourage you to reflect on this verse from Isaiah 41:
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
***This beautiful piece of art is by Rachel. Rachel Bartunek is the owner of Handmade Darling. What started as making simple greeting cards for friends and family turned into an etsy shop with paper goods, home decor and event accessories. With her dog in tow, she recently moved to a new place and has now more than ever used her faith for strength to start new. The pieces in her shop are meant to make people feel loved and comfortable whether it be a card for a military care package or a fun sign for a wedding. She hopes to bring a sense of home whether near or far.
Visit her on Instagram: (@handmadedarling)
or visit her on Etsy: (Handmade Darling)