Does Faith Fail?
Last week I went in for my annual mammogram and it was business as usual. The imagist (I suppose that’s their title) asked me was I interested in taking a heredity test that can tell you the odds of a person getting cancer and since my mother and both her sisters passed due to the results of breast cancer I thought it would be in my best interest to take the test.
I left the imaging center confident that everything was good because I’ve done this so many times before, but today would be different. Today would be the day my faith would be tested, but does faith fail?
Faith In Time of Uncertainty
I remember it so clearly, Tuesday, September 12, I got the call from my Doctors office that I needed to go back to the imaging center because they found three nodules on my breast. “What? Who? How? You’ve got to be kidding me right,” Some of the words that rushed through my mind as I tuned out the other voice on the phone as she began talking until I heard her say, “I’ll call you back.”
Immediately I began talking to my Father and reminding him of some of the promises he showed me in dreams I had. Like the one where I was on my way to an event sitting in the back seat of the SUV I was being chauffeured in and when we arrived at the event the driver stepped out of the black SUV and opened my door. Yea, I reminded my Father of that dream and some others that had not yet been fulfilled and the phone rang.
A Faith-Filled Life
It was the Doctors office calling again to let me know they had scheduled a followup ultrasound and the day I needed to be there. After she hung up, I immediately began speaking a scripture I speak every morning, “I shall not die, but live And declare the works of the Lord!” Psalm 118:17 KJV
At that very moment, that scripture became my lifeline and real in more ways than one. “Father, if you brought me to it, I know you can bring me through it. Faith, don’t fail me now.”
I called my husband and I called my daughter, two people I know that will pray for me and not prey on me because you can’t tell everybody what you’re going through, as my Pastor says when you share privy information with the wrong people
Your Confidant becomes your competition, your intercessor becomes your instigator and your armor bearer becomes your pall bearer.
You’ve got to know who you can lean on in times of adversity and if you don’t have anyone to lean on, lean on God!
Wednesday, I woke up and declared my healing because the Bible says, “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” Proverbs 18:21 I’ve learned to only talk what I want to see manifested in my life and I speak life over situations that even look like death.
After declaring my healing, I began my workout and the entire time I cried and prayed, prayed and cried, and every song that came on Pandora spoke directly to me. From Yolanda Adams, “The Battle Is Not Yours” to Richard Smallwood, “I’ll Trust You”. One thing I’ve learned in life is when you speak to God he will speak to you, but you’ve got to know His voice.
When you learn to silence the enemy in your head that comes to steal, kill, and destroy your confidence in God then you will begin winning in life. Every battle you face you can win.
A Test of Faith
So here I am today, standing on the promise of God. It was a test of my faith. Yesterday, I read a post on social media that said, “God never uses anyone greatly unless He tests them deeply.” A.W. Tozer
I am a witness to this fact. Don’t ask God to use you and when He starts the process, decide to quit. You’ve got to go through whatever he has designed to build your faith in order to get to your designed destiny in Him and that’s in every area of your life.
Dear sister, whatever you’re believing God for, don’t give up! Instead of looking back, try looking up!
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