In high school, one of my favorite high school teachers gave us a project. She told us that we were going to make a shield that represented us and what was important to us. She gave us certain subjects to put in different parts of the shield. One part would be our name. Another part would be who we love. Some parts were about favorites. But the one part of my shield I had to think more about was where she asked us to draw what we could not live without. What I came up with was

Looking back at this project, I don’t think that I would change that answer.

There has been many times in my life where faith has pulled me through, when nothing else could. I would think that nothing could be worse than what I was going through at that very moment.

A lot of the time, my stress would be caused by something that I would do or not do. I would put myself in situations that were not ideal. I would put something off till the last minute. It didn’t matter how the stressful problem was caused, because I would be stressed out all the same. But I would easily get calmed down by the fact that God had a plan for me. A perfect plan. One that I could never comprehend, but needed to trust completely. I knew that God would take care of my needs, regardless of what they were.

I would also think of all those that were going through something that was worse than my situation. It would help me put my troubles into perspective. No matter what one might go through, there’s always going to be someone across the tracks that has it worse.

Even with those thoughts running through my head, it never made the problem go away. It only made me calm in the situation. I knew that I needed to be still and know that God is God. Sometimes that meant trusting that God was in control. Sometimes that meant that I had to give up control, well what control I thought I had. If I had a song for this time in my life, it would probably be this:

When the rain
Is blowing in your face
And the whole world
Is on your case
I could offer you
A warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows
And the stars appear
And there is no one there
To dry your tears
I could hold you
For a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you
Haven’t made
Your mind up yet
But I would never
Do you wrong

I’ve known it
From the moment
That we met
No doubt in my mind
Where you belong

I’d go hungry
I’d go black and blue
I’d go crawling
Down the avenue
No, there’s nothing
That I wouldn’t do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging
On the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret
Though winds of change
Are blowing wild and free
You ain’t seen nothing
Like me yet

I could make you happy
Make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn’t do
Go to the ends
Of the Earth for you
To make you feel my love

Adele- Make You Feel My Love

Even though a woman sings this song, I could totally imagine God singing these words to me.

He want to take us in our weakest moments and show us the world.

Like right now. I am waiting to hear from principals. I am wondering why I couldn’t have stayed with the school I was with. I am getting frustrated with the unknown. But God is right there wanting to show me the world. He wants to show me His plan.

He wants to love us when we don’t feel loved.

He wants us to know that he’s right there with open arms and He is willing.

He is willing to be the One that catches us when we fall throughout life.

God knows what He’s doing. He’s been there, done that. He knows what’s right for me. He knows my heart’s desires. He is all-knowing.

And my faith in Him is something that I can not live without.

  2 comments for “Faith

  1. Mom
    July 8, 2011 at 7:56 am

    You do all you can do and God will take care of the rest. We are given brains to do with what we can, but faith says, once you’ve done all you know and can do…God will handle the rest. We just have to do our part.

    As long as you have God’s blessings, you have everything.

  2. Katie
    July 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    That is right! It’s important to not just sit on your butt and wait for God to do a miracle. You have to believe in yourself that you are capable and God will make you able to do far more than you would have ever been able to do by yourself.

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