Someone very close to me has lost their faith.
There’s no other way of explaining it. They are disillusioned; discouraged; confused; and perhaps, even a little bitter at the cards life has dealt them.
• They have moved from a place of hope to a place of hopelessness
• They have replaced faith with surrender
• They have had joy smothered by unhappiness
• They have exchanged a relationship and settled back into religion
This can happen to any of us if we are not careful. It happened to the Jews after they crossed the Jordan (Exodus 16); it even happened to the disciples half-way through a journey across a lake (Luke 8:22-25). Jesus rebuked them not because they were afraid but because he had told them, (let us go over to the other side of the lake) but obviously, when things weren’t going to plan (a squall came down on the lake) they started believing something else (Master, Master, we’re going to drown) rather than remaining focused on his promise (let us go over to the other side).
During times of testing, trial and temptation – let us FIX our eyes on Jesus – not the circumstances we are facing that may temp us to begin operating in unbelief.
God bless, Brett