Believe

Faith is believing without seeing…it’s also believing without feeling.

Sara Words

“Even when it doesn’t feel good. Even when it hurts and is lonely and feels unfair and requires me to grieve a life I was never  promised.

They say that faith is believing without seeing. I think it’s also believing without feeling. It’s believing in those moments when our hearts ache and our tears betray us by spilling over when we know better but feel the pain anyway.

It’s not about always being in the happy place, as much as I try to live there. It’s about believing even when the happy place isn’t ours to have. It’s about those times when we can’t see or feel the promise, but we believe in the promise anyway.

Faith isn’t a feeling. It’s believing despite our feelings.”                ~Sara Gitz Frankl

My sister… wise beyond her years… and faithful.

God gave us the gift of free will and that free will includes the ability to choose.

We have all experienced hurts in our life and no matter what kind of hurt we encounter, we have a choice. We can choose bitterness and resentment… or we can choose faith and hope. We can choose to believe.

Believe that God has a purpose for our pain.

James 1:2-4 says, “ Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

My sister Sara didn’t choose bitterness and resentment. She chose faith and hope…she chose to believe. Sara made a difference in this world. She showed others through her God inspired words and how she lived her life, that when we have faith and hope, when we choose to believe in the God who promises us His love, who promises us that He is willing and able to sustain us during the worst of times, that through Him all things are possible.

One of the last things that Sara said to me before she went home to be with her heavenly Father, was that she wanted people to continue believing, learning and trusting in God, as she has tried to be His disciple. But, she also wanted people to know that it’s not about her…its about Him!

I choose to believe that God has a purpose for my life, even through my life trials pain. I choose to be faithful to Him and believe in His promise.

I choose to continue Sara’s legacy and discipleship showing this world that by continuing to believe and trust in God, all things are possible. This is what God calls us to be and do…to be His disciple and believe in His promise. This is where we will find Joy!

And…I do!

 

 

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Bruce Sims says:

    Reblogged this on Call to Witness.

  2. Janella Frankl Reicks says:

    I am SOO proud of you, Laura. I continually pray for you and thank Godfrey loving you and blessing you with His strength inauthentic and hope. You are an inspiration in your walk with cancer, pain, helplessness and all those other incomfortable feelings. Only in God can our souls beat rest and peace. I am loving you.

    1. gitznjo says:

      Loving you and appreciating you…it helps give me strength. 🙂

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