Faith Isn’t Cancelled


Faith in What We Don’t See

11 1-2 The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.

By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.

Faith is at the forefront for me lately. Our 11 year old was home sick this week with a low grade fever and stuffy nose. Daily I had to have faith that he’s going to get better, that God will heal him and give him the ability to catch up on school work.

Faith is also needed in my sister. She and I are meeting up with our parents today to talk about our concerns about our parents’ present and future needs. My mom has dementia, and my dad is her primary caregiver. There are a lot of concerns on my part, and I feel the family meeting may help us all share our plans and ideas. I have to have faith that even though my sister is moving away from the area she will still be able to help from afar. Not sure how that’s going to look. I constantly have to have faith that my parents are also in God’s hands and it’s not up to me to fix things.

Dear God, You are the Creator of all things. Help me to have faith in your BIGNESS and POWER. Thank you for allowing us to connect with you through Your Word and through others that worship you. Fear is cancelled by faith. Amen.

I know this is a bit of ramble, but I do look at my blog as a journal of sorts and as a record of what is on my heart. I’m linking up today with the Five Minute Friday community. We write for five minutes so that is pretty quick to put thoughts on a page!

Published by jenniferkcook

I'm a Floridian who loves to be out in the sun daily. When I'm not in the sun...I'm writing, doing household stuff, playing with our kids, and reading. I also enjoy walking our dog and yoga. I'm a stay at home mom who is thankful to be able to slow down at times when life seems like a roller coast.er

7 thoughts on “Faith Isn’t Cancelled

  1. Praying for you and yours!

    They say that faith will conquer fear
    (that’s how God’s game is played),
    but sometimes He don’t seem too near,
    and I am sore afraid
    of what tomorrow will transpire
    (it’s so darn hard to breathe!),
    and what The Man will still require
    of me, yet, to believe
    that He has some higher plan,
    a purpose for the pain,
    and though I do not undertand,
    I think I’ll yet remain
    in this place of child-like trust
    because I can, not ’cause I must.

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  2. Your words are my story, too – thank you, Jennifer. Finding the best place and care for our parents is difficult, with so many emotions. Your faith as you place your parents in God’s hands is inspiration for us all. Bless you in this time! (Karen, FMF #10)

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  3. Oh, it’s so difficult when those we love get sick or need extra care. In case you’re interested, I just did two podcast interviews with women who cared for their aging parents and some of the stresses that they faced (on the Self-Care Hacks podcast). I know I value their wisdom for what lies ahead for me!

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