When You Struggle To Believe

When You Believe, Whatever The Outcome

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing;
God only is changeless.
Patience gains all things.
Who has God wants nothing.
God alone suffices.

St. Teresa of Avila

Much has been occurring in my personal life the last few months—and it has been the type of “much” that brings tears, sadness and uncertainty. Without digging into too many details, my mom has been very sick. Honestly, I don’t know how this all will end.

At the moment, I feel more calm about this than I have in the past. But the truth is, the last few months have been some of the hardest of my life.

The truth is, sometimes life is hard.

The truth is, sometimes we can’t see how God could be working these things for our good.

The truth is, sometimes you pray and pray and pray, and it feels like you’re prayers are bouncing off the ceiling.

The truth is, sometimes you know in your mind God is good, but your heart struggles to understand how He could love you and allow the pain.

The truth is, Christians are not immune from this. Not from suffering, nor hurt, nor pain, nor struggle, nor doubts.

The truth is, God is still God in the midst of it all. And in the power of His strength, I will continue to believe and trust … whatever the outcome.

God help me, I will believe.

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