Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wavering Faith

The other day my very pregnant friend sent us an email. She is due to give birth sometime in the middle of December. The problem is that the gynecologist she trusted with all her heart had been summoned home since her family members got very sick. She said that she had been worried about who would help her out during her delivery, especially IF there were problems and she had to undergo a C-section. She said she felt guilty when she felt that her faith started wavering. But then she kept on praying and she decided to just believe, just believe in Him.

This reminds me about my wavering faith, too. Even though my mind knows the greatness of God, yet my fears can crumble my faith in Him. I am SO very weak, but I'm GLAD that He knows that I'm SO weak. He knows that, yet He still loves me the way I am.

I wonder why Jesus said these words:

"I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20)

Why "as small as a mustard seed"? If it's so easy to accomplish, then there would probably be many mountains moving around on earth as Christians tell them to move he he he he he...Just kidding he he he...

However, the Bible said that there were people with GREAT faith. I wonder how they could accomplish that. I wonder if they NEVER experience wavering faith at all. Is that possible? It seems highly unlikely, except if they can maintain a WONDERFUL personal relationship with God 24/7. Can we ever accomplish that without the help of the Holy Spirit?

Yeah, yeah, these are just my musings. I find that when I focus on my own fears, I start questioning God's actions and my heart becomes hardened. Fear is really a debilitating emotion. I've surrendered those fears to God and I hope He'll continue whispering His truths to me. I wanna hear His voice...

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John 14:27, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (NIV)

John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (NIV)


  1. I have issues with trusting my faith all the time. But I remember as you do. He accepts me for who I am.

  2. Kasper: too, eh? Yeah, sometimes it feels "easy" to have faith, but sometimes it's really tough.

  3. Amel,
    We all have times in our lives where we feel that we are not as strong in our faith. I have had times where I have wondered why things happen. I always have to remind myself that He know all and knows what is best and I just have to believe. God Bless and Keep Smiling:)

  4. I to have question about my faith. but like sindi said he know all and knows what is best. hugs to you :)

  5. Hi Amel...

    What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing this.

    I think you have reminded us of a great truth: regardless of one's faith tradition, fear thwarts life.

    What is life giving is trust, faith, hope, acceptance, and love!

    Thank you for the beautiful message!

    Blessings and love,


  6. totally unrelated. i was wondering if you would like to do a guest post on my blog about how you've made money so far ? or maybe do a post on your own blog and i'll transfer it to my blog with acknowledgements of course !

  7. Hi Amel,
    A great post.I remember meaningful quotes about faith.
    "We walk by faith,not by sight."
    "Faith is the force of life."
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

  8. Sindi: THANKS for sharing your story. GBU too!

    Stacy: HUGS baccckkkk he he he...yeah, gladly He knows everything!!! ;-D

    Jennifer: Yeah, fear is really dangerous. Glad you enjoyed the post! ;-D

    Karen: I'll reply you in your email, OK?

    Surjit: THANKS for sharing your meaningful quotes. I LOVE GREAT quotes!!! :-))))

  9. Lovely one, Amel.

    My opinion? I've moved a few small "mountains" with faith at times. New Age types call it "manifesting" and some act as if it's a brand new discovery, but Jesus spoke about it long before they ever did.

    Walking on water, moving mountains or manifesting your reality - it all boils down to the word "faith".

    To me faith is sort of a combination of longing-for and then letting go because I know God will take care of it. Hard to put into words. So far my "mountains" have only been two houses to rent (exactly what we needed when we needed them) and a piece of furniture (walked into the shop at random and found exactly what I had asked God for there - just marked down that morning to half price).

    Trust, let go... walk across the water.

    Easy for the heart and soul, but the human mind gets in the way - ask Peter! ;-)

  10. Hi, M!

    THANKS for your two cents! And yes, I agree that faith is like longing-for and letting go he he he...My mountain would be leaving everything behind and trusting God to open up doors for of the doors He's opened for me is blogging for money he he he he...PLUS I get LOADS of friends through blogging. ;-D

    And yes...that's EXACTLY my point. The heart and soul know, but the human mind is really fickle he he he he...

  11. Amel, I think those people in the Bible who seem so great in faith to us, probably had their times of doubt and fear also. That's probably how they became so faithful -- through the difficulties!

  12. Kathy: THANKS for your two cents. Yeah, you're right about growing faith. Without difficulties how can faith grows, eh?