In the Bible, faith means trusting all that God promises to be to us in Christ Jesus. The Catholic faith could not explain to me why God gave my father a horrible mental disease that ended up pulling my family apart, but I went through school and tried to understand. I prayed, oh boy did I pray. And I love your firm confidence that God is the Provider. Yes, he has been providing, but he leaves me in this state of unemployment. And that is why I believe in God again.
There is no justice anywhere and truth lies fallen dead in the streets. An interesting question you pose John: Neither of the answers embedded in the question are life giving, fulfilling or signs of abundance. I thank you for being such a huge part of my life. Even the kings and such had a difficult time with things. All day long I spend my time reading my bible, praying and trusting God. I feel that I have much to offer any employer, and God has blessed me with a great work ethic. God has blessed me with so much — my friends, my family, my significant other, my faith — that I constantly remind myself of the need to be grateful for being so undeservingly prosperous.
But getting into the channel of grace will not give you back your faith if you keep resisting grace. In fact he has never had strong faith in God but he just had faith in life. My husband an I left a job we needed because there were things not right there in many forms I asked god to clean it up an clear it out the ones that left were the ones that got fired for wrong doing on the job an also people who were honest an truthful an would do their work the business still has a lot of people you carried to work there that had the same job as you there was fraud found there an a lot of other things we are unemployed. And God gave you faith as a pure gift. You know it's a chemical imbalance, but I'm telling you, it's treatable.
These supercharged negative feelings not only build a barrier between ourselves and loved ones, but also between ourselves and God. In order to make this happen He made the greatest sacrifice, He sent His own son to die, to pay the price for our wrong choices it is hard to imagine that He loves us so much that he would allow his son to die — on purpose. But as the days were going I started to go against His word. Whats crazy is he offered to pay for our wedding to my man and my man said heck no. Many people die horrifying and unjust deaths at ages younger than me begging God to save them. I don't think it's absurd at all. I personally found myself to become happier when I became an Atheist.
But my husband and I talk a lot and always have. You are a moral agent and a sinner who in God's court are certainly guilty as all men are born with the nature of Adam. Since then I've slowly been building my way back into believing. As for losing faith in God, you may want to wait a little while to think about that when you have a more logical balanced mindset instead of one coming from pure misery and loneliness. It's sounds strange, but he does. I recently left a toxic work environment with no safety net.
You may simply be shifting as you grow. But there is some force in the universe that can give us all strength to face what we have to go through and that spreads goodness in this world. Paul does not mean that we have to earn our salvation, but only that our faith will require some work on our part along the way. I was taught that God punishes sin, and rewards those who are faithful. In Christ, Steve Hi Greg, like you I am still unemployed after 6 months even though there is a great demand for my skill set. For this reason I hold onto my faith.
He sees and feels your pain more so than you can imagine and he wants what is best for us. And To Think, It All Started, With My Faith In Jesus,…. My financial situation seems to be getting worst. We just rebuilt our credit from him losing the last job. My attempt to explain that we weren't being negative, but rather allowing a critical analysis of an institution we all cared about ended with her running away in tears, and completely derailing the conversation. Since faith is a gift of God, and that faith comes through grace, and the grace flows mostly through the means of grace you will probably only recover your faith when you start by getting under the influence of the means of grace. But here I am today.
And please do let us know how God ends up showing His faithfulness to you. The Bible is clear that because of our choices to reject God we live in a fallen world full of sickness, natural disasters, pain and death. But, with God's help, I got through it, and I learned. We have been praying as a family together and instead of asking God, we declared that we are receiving his blessings. Family has a lot of meaning. Small blessings which are so big to us. It sounds like you have fervent love for Jesus Christ, and are earnest in seeking and meeting Him.