Faith is the only thing we have to go on sometimes. When life is throwing us some really tough situations it can seem like there is no hope. Unless! You have faith.
When I was pregnant with my son, life was running pretty smoothly. He was due at the end of March. My daughter was doing well (at 3). We were chugging along in this thing called life. Then everything changed rather quickly.
I was having a few complications with that pregnancy, but nothing to prepare me for what was about to happen. I’m not sure you can prepare for traumatic situations. When they come, that is when you deal with them.
It was an early December morning when my son decided it was time. Yes, just about 4 months early. Weighing in at 1 pound and 10 ounces with some serious life complications. Our life-plans were changed in about a 2 hour time-frame.
There was not anytime for making rational decisions. No time to figure out what to do. If you’ve been in a sudden traumatic life situation, then you know. There is no planning for something like this. You just go with it.
You learn to take everyday in stride. You have to.
Faith! Faith is the only thing to get you through, allowing you to take everyday in stride.
For us, it was our only option. Faith!
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen. Hebrews 11:1.
We didn’t know too much about Faith up until that point. But I’m thankful that it was there for us to use.
It WAS our ONLY option.
The doctors could only do what they have been taught to do.
In the first week, my son’s life was so fragile. Each day, everyone wondered if he would make it to the next. The machines that kept him alive were overwhelming to see making his little 1 pound body shake with constant little breaths of air.
Faith! It’s the only way I could see that he WOULD be here the next day. The only way I could see that he would make it out of the NICU one day.
My hope was that he would be a healthy boy and grow up like any other child. My hope was that he would be able to think on his own. Play on his own. Walk on his own.
Faith! Faith was the only thing that kept this hope alive.
Without faith, I’m not sure we would have made it out of that challenging time in our lives. I’m not sure if he would be here today.
Without faith, I’m not sure our marriage would have survived that time.
Faith kept us going. It still does today!
We are getting ready to celebrate my son’s 15th birthday. What a testimony to Faith. To God. Faith got us through!
Faith is a part of my everyday life. I can’t imagine living without hope. Without a promise to hold on to.
When our marriage has been not so good, Faith is what gets me to the other side of those shaky situations. A hope for a better marriage. When it seems like I have lost all control of being a good parent, Faith is what I hold on to, hoping that my family will be restored back to what God promised.
If you’re marriage is having trouble, and you’ve tried everything you can possibly do. You are out of ideas. Out of solutions. Out of answers. Then Faith is your only option. It’s what you have to have if you want to keep your marriage. It’s what you have to do, operate in Faith, if you want your husband or wife back.
Do you feel that you have lost all possibilities of reeling your children back into a safe and productive life? Do you have teens? The teenage life can be so hard for the whole family. Have you lost that child? Are you at wits end? Are you ready to throw in the towel?
Have Faith. Find it and hold on to it with every ounce of your being.
It’s a matter of life and death. Faith is your only way out.
If you have a glimmer of hope of what your marriage or children could be, then use that. Grab onto that hope and have Faith that it will actually happen.
I’m telling you, this is no easy task. Definitely not an easy battle. For 3 months we used Faith everyday. Through life support machines, blood transfusions, a hole in his heart, brain bleeding, majorly underdeveloped lungs, complication after complication, we held tight to Faith. Never letting go.
You’ve got this you mighty warrior of God.
Don’t let go.