I just can’t handle shallow faith. One which shatters in the face of real life.
Friends, I need real faith. I need the all consuming, deep within, burning bright faith that faces the nitty gritty of real life and pushes it aside. I need something strong to lean against, something to carry me through.
Because real life isn’t easy. It’s not full of lolly pops and golden tickets, sun-filled days and stunning starry nights.
Of course, you’ll have some of those moments.
But you’ll also have moments of crushing despair, overwhelming stress, and utter exhaustion. Where all you want to do is collapse under the weight of it all. But you can’t. Because there are people depending on you.
That’s where real faith comes in. Real friends. Real community.
A God who holds you up when you’re at your end. Friends who pray ceaselessly when you cry out for help. And a community that encourages you through it all.
I’m tired of shallow faith, because it doesn’t hold up against the realness of life. Instead, I’m embracing the realness of a God who cares. Who fights for me. Whose love knows no end.
We need real faith, friends.
It’s time for Five Minute Fridays, where I gather with hundreds of women (mostly) from around the world as we write together for just five minutes, all on a common word. We let the expectations and fears fall away and write brave. Will you join us?
Also, FMF friends, don’t forget to check out Kate’s blog for info on FMF and the upcoming FMFRetreat in August! Because it will be awesome.