What can we say about all this? If God is on our side, can anyone be against us? God did not keep back his own Son, but he gave him for us. If God did this, won’t he freely give us everything else? If God says his chosen ones are acceptable to him, can anyone bring charges against them? Or can anyone condemn them? No indeed! Christ died and was raised to life, and now he is at God’s right side, speaking to him for us. Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble, suffering, and hard times, or hunger and nakedness, or danger and death?... I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future,
Romans 8:31-36, 38
I am a fraud. There, it’s out, and even some of my dreaming sisters will be hearing this confession from me, now, for the very first time. I have not always had the courage of my convictions. I have deep and abiding faith in God, that is true. HOWEVER, until recently, I simply wasn’t the miracle believing type, for me.
Admitting my fraud is not entirely new. As recently as December, I wrote these words…
Looking back, I thought I had it right. It was a faith of sorts, just one without much testing. You know, it’s another one of those things we tell one another, “no testimony without a test.” I don’t think I didn’t have faith, but lately good friends who are praying and counseling me through this take me back to Word, reminding me that “the refiner's fire is hot, I know, but the end result is beautiful. Hang in there.” I am thankful that my Christian friends are not the drive-by variety.
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