I Saw Faith

16 Sep

I held a woman today as she sobbed for her daughter who recently passed away.  I have not drank from that cup so I can’t imagine the debilitating pain of losing a child.  There is nothing, even with my very best intentions, I could do to ease the terrible ache in her soul.  I did experience something extraordinary in the midst of her pain.  I saw real faith.  Not the “God is good because life I going my way” faith but faith in the arena of despair.

This woman, in her profound agony, said “I trust in you, Lord”.  She is battered and beaten, breathlessly crawling her way to the throne to the feet of our Savior and she says in between sobs, “I trust you, Lord”.

Faith that doesn’t doubt God’s goodness but trusts that He is Sovereign.   Faith that says “I’m not OK”, but I will be.  Faith that says “Your will, not mine”.

I know grace is given in accordance to what we are going through but I am not sure if my faith is that unshakeable.

What I do know, is that today, in the brokenhearted face of a mother, I saw faith and hope and trust and Jesus.

Through all the pain and heartache, the victory is still ours!

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~


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10 Responses to “I Saw Faith”

  1. noteworthytunes September 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I would like to offer my heart-felt condolences to the mother above. My prayers are with her. And I would like to share a song called “Heal My Broken Heart” which God gave me after another tragedy. It’s a modern-day lament to God. Maybe it will help her and also any others dealing with tragedy to have words to go to God when none seem to come.

    It’s in a long list, scroll down, and it’s about 10 from the bottom. http://www.reverbnation.com/noteworthychristianmusic/songs

    Heal My Broken Heart
    Patricia W. Felker (ASCAP)

    What could you be thinking, Lord, to allow this tragedy?
    You must have some confidence instilled in me
    Only you can see what lies deep within this wounded mind
    An overwhelming pain I look for You to bind

    Because You’ll heal my broken heart
    Calm my spirit, stand my guard
    Soothe my troubled fears
    Remind me You’re here
    And heal my broken heart

    There are days I make it through, O, but Lord, don’t ask me how
    If there’s a lesson for me to learn, then show me now
    I believe no tears that fall could be wasted in your plan
    But, Lord, I need some help here, Help me understand
    In time You’ll heal my broken heart ……(Chorus, line 2)

    You know how I’m fighting these feelings inside
    My hope isn’t dying_ it will be revived (it will be revived)
    Because You’ll heal my broken heart
    Calm my spirit, stand my guard
    Soothe my troubled fears
    Remind me You’re here
    And heal my heart, my broken heart
    Yes, You will heal my heart

    Copyright © 2003 by Noteworthy Christian Music (ASCAP).

    • Rebecca September 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

      Beautiful, and speaks perfectly. I will pass it on. Thank you for sharing this with me. Many blessings to you~

  2. thegringuita September 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    “Through all the pain and heartache, the victory is still ours!” Amen! You did an excellent job describing faith. Thanks for writing.

    • Rebecca September 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

      Thank you for the sweet words they really blessed my day. Thank you for taking the time to visit. ~Blessings~

  3. Brother Steve September 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Amen. quoted: “I know grace is given in accordance to what we are going through but I am not sure if my faith is that unshakable.”
    I pass on this gentle wisdom: faith that is not tested is faith that cannot be trusted. The Lord knows what we can handle and what we cannot. And what we think we cannot handle…when tested… we do. The point of trials, testings and tribulations is first and foremost, to draw us closer to Jesus Christ non like ever before. And to strengthen our faith as He teaches us to trust in Him when there is no other way.

    God bless you sister. God bless the deep genuine compassion I sensed through the Holy Spirit from this post in you. May God our Father through the Lord Jesus Christ bless you mightily and powerfully with the anointing of the Holy Spirit to comfort those who mourn, to encourage and to lift up those who are tormented from depression, to set the captives free. God bless you, your family and your friends also in the Holy Light of our Lord Jesus (Yeshua) Name I pray …Amen.

    • Rebecca September 16, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

      I absolutely agree with you, my friend. I am always so grateful and welcome comments, like yours, that help me to learn and grow in my faith. I still have much to learn. Your kind and encouraging words really blessed my day. ~God’s blessing to you and those you love~

  4. mizpah September 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Hello, Rebecca 🙂 First, i’d like to thank you for visiting and liking my post. You encouraged me

    I was just asking the Lord this morning to open my spiritual senses that I will see Him in every little thing that I will have today. Then, He led me to your blog. I SAW FAITH. Wow! I know that this is what the Lord has been nudging in my heart these past few days. “See me for who I really am.” Beyond the words of our mouth, He has to be the God of our hearts.

    I deeply for this mother. Without the Lord’s overflowing incomprehensible grace, we will be gone.

    Thank you for sharing your heart with her. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

    Keep writing. You are a blessing.

    • Rebecca September 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

      Your sweet kind words of encouragement really blessed me. I am humbled that the Lord would lead you here. Thank you for visiting, it really made my day! ~Blessings to you~

  5. kingintraining September 18, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Wow! I have a lump in my throat! She reminds me of David

  6. Karl D Rhoads September 27, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Reblogged this on Focused and Free and commented:
    Again… wow!

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