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My Run-Out Faith — 24 Comments

  1. So powerful! It’s amazing how God works like this in our lives. I know so many people who finally found a real relationship with God when they finally were REALLY with Him. Thank you for sharing how important this is!

  2. Thank you for this beautiful testimony of the grace of God to provide for you so tenderly in your brokenness. I am grateful of the reminder that when we pass through the waters, he is there. These storms in life remind us of the loving protection of our Father. Blessings.

  3. This is an incredibly raw and real story that you have shared. You quote one of my favorite passages from Isaiah. I have been in this place a few times in my life. It’s hard to face this fear-filled and run down faith. Yet, I’m so glad that God picked you up and gave you what you needed. Your story reminds me of Elijah and how God took care of him during his time of fear and fatigue. God is so faithful. Thank you for sharing your story, Karen. 🙂

  4. I read this post with tears in my eyes. I’ve been scared at times to vocalize what I really feel to God as well. But, he sees it anyway. And he can handle it. What a beautiful post about his faithfulness. Thank you for sharing this. I pray it will make its way to those who need it most.

    • Every time I write I pray over my writing and ask God to use it to make a difference in others lives!! I don’t know why we get this idea that we can’t tell God what we really feel!! Such faulty thinking! Being vulnerable and real is what He desires!

  5. Dear Karen!

    Thank you for sharing with such honesty here, Karen. I was moved by your story on how you and your family have struggled. What you share here is a much-needed reminder of how quickly what we have can be changed into something we hardly recognise.

    Your story is a great example of what Faith can do when God’s in control.

    With love!
    Edna Davidsen

    • Thank you for your sweet words. God is faithful. My blog entitled Glimlpses of Faith and Struggles reminds readers all the time that even a little faith is enough to get you through the toughest of tough! So no matter what comes your way, you are a testimony to His strength even with a tiny faith.

  6. I am crying just reading this! How easily you could have just turned away from God. How easily you could have just left your hurt, walked away and never walked back to God. I am so impressed by you and your strength it’s insane.

    • You are welcome. He sees, He hears, and He cares. If we could only learn to sense His care in times of stress, then I think we would live with a lot less anxiety! I’m working on that in my life.

    • Thank you! I also tend to go to God with requests. Answer them like I want instead of giving Him freedom to answer the way He wants. Living in complete surrender that is where God desires for us to live.

  7. Thank you for being so open and honest about your struggles. Sometimes we forget how hard it can be in the midst of a crisis and we think others handle situations better. No matter how hard, God will always be by our side even when we can’t feel him.

  8. Tears are flowing down my face. Thank you for sharing with us. In good times and in bad times, He is with us. We need to share with Him, even though He already knows our every thought. We are loved by Him.

    • Tears are beautiful. I am reminded of the song When Im With You there’s no need for walls you can see right through. And I lived my life thinking I had to have it all together to come to him! What a crazy idea. He wants us just as we are.

  9. Wow, Karen. Thanks for sharing your story. I can actually relate to a lot of what you’ve been through. It’s powerful to face God and be raw and honest about what I’m feeling. I didn’t think that for much of my life. I guess I was afraid of divine retribution or something. In any case my honesty with God was the catalyst for him being able to draw out the poison and heal me. So, I’m with you. God’s kindness in my hurt was healing and restorative. I’m glad you had the same experience.

    • Anytime we allow God to be in the middle of our mess, redeeming work will always be done! His kindness and love will always saturate our hearts. Thankful you have experienced His kindness and love in powerful ways!!

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