“Where is your faith?” This is the question Jesus asked the disciples in the book of Luke.
Honestly, over the past few months, I have had to ask myself the same question. “Kim, where is your faith?”
I don’t believe we really know where our faith is, how strong it is or how strong it isn’t, until it is tested. Until we walk through the fire.
If you had asked me in January if my faith was strong, especially in the area of healing, I would have said a resounding, “YES!” Then I began to walk through the fire and my faith was tested.
I was sorely disappointed in myself for my reaction to the attack. It took me a few days to pick myself up. Thankfully, my sister was the one driving me to the ER and she quoted scripture all the way – it kept me strong and steady.
Still, I knew after the attack that my faith was not where I thought it was. Therefore, I began to work on it right away and have not ceased to daily build my faith.
That was weeks ago. A week ago, the same sister had an attack hit her family. Her grandson had a seizure in front of her and was in the hospital for days – he even stopped breathing at one time.
She called me and said, “Kim, I don’t know where my faith was, I should have been quoting the word over him, but what I was seeing terrified me, and I couldn’t get hold of myself.”
I knew exactly what she meant.
Everywhere I look lately, people are under attack. And these are not small attacks, they are seemingly life-threatening attacks. I also believe the enemy is using fear in these attacks to stun and cause us to stumble. However, I also know Jesus and His blood is greater than any attack that could ever come our way.
Looking back, I can see that God had His hand on me the entire time. Even though the attack came, and it came out of nowhere – it shall not prosper.
I love James 1:2-4 in the Passion Translation.
My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up in you the power of endurance. And then as your endurance grows even stronger, it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.
If you are one of those who find yourself under attack these days, know that it is stirring up in you the power of endurance. As your endurance grows, it releases perfection into every part of your being…until there is nothing missing, broken or lacking. Oh, how I love that.
It reminds me of another verse…
Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me. Micah 7:8
It takes me back to Jesus. Oh, how Satan rejoiced when He died on the cross – but that wasn’t the end of the story – He arose and so shall we. Victory is already ours. It was purchased at the cross, paid in full and we shall arise.
Perhaps, like me, you have even had to ask yourself… “Where is your faith?” If so, give yourself a break and allow joy to bubble up inside of you knowing the power of endurance is working in you and bringing absolute perfection to every part of your life. God is faithful and you shall arise out of this of attack and into a place of abundance, just as He promised.
Meditate on this!
The Lord has done what He purposed; He has fulfilled His word. Lam 2:17