Faith Power Mantra
““Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”
Jeremiah 32:17 NIV
My faith is my rock, especially during the good times! When life is good, and things are peaceful, it is super easy to say “Thank you, God! You are so good to me thank you for all of these blessings!” However… when things get a little rocky, when my life was going so well, and everything explodes right in front of me, in full transparency my first reaction… envision a dramatic image of me falling to the ground in agony with a horribly ridiculous scream of “why God why have you forsaken me?!”
Sound familiar? Life isn’t easy, but for me I fully believe not only am I not in this life alone, but God has got this. The time and energy that I spend worrying about the struggles, stresses and disappointments in life could be replaced with actually believing in my faith. All the hours of worry do nothing but add more wrinkles to my forehead.
So the question I hear most often, how do you maintain your faith and your strength amidst the chaos of a vastly changing and tumultuous world? Faith is not static. It’s a dynamic opportunity to continuously focus on what you know to be true. God has never failed me, BUT His response 99.9% of the time looks NOTHING like what I imagined. And you know what, that is exactly how it should be.
Sustaining my faith means believing my faith even when life sucks! So when things seem ridiculously out of my hands, and I have more anxiety than peace, I give myself a faith focused theme song every single day and repeat it like a broken record. It becomes one of those annoying songs that is perpetually stuck in your head. And… when that annoying song is of the likes of say Mandisa, and she is constantly singing in your head, “You’re an overcomer, stay in the fight ‘til the final round. You’re not going under, because God is holding you right now” that song becomes your Faith Power Mantra carrying you through each moment.