Walk on Water

Do you sometimes feel that your faith is futile? Not that it is really futile in the spiritual sense of the word, but that it’s just the way you feel. Or maybe it has gone stale that you can no longer get yourself to believe that it can bring healing to your incurable disease, or solution to your heart-wrenching problems, or realization of your fervent dreams and plans? Without you realizing it, your faith has snored its way to a deep slumber and has become impotent.

Yes, you still believe in all of God and His truth – His Word, every teaching, every promise, every verse. You still praise and worship Him with all your heart, even with tears. You still pray and meditate on Him. But you have long accepted your reality and comfortably settled in your new normal, that it is what it is and you have grown weary of shouting out your powerful declaration of faith and expectation of miracles. No, you don’t feel resentful toward God. You still love Him to pieces. It’s just that – you can no longer see yourself beyond your present circumstances. Maybe that’s illness and suffering. You pray for healing; you pray for miracle. But deep inside your heart, you don’t really believe in it anymore. You can’t believe in it anymore. So, you learn to be satisfied with what you have. The fire is gone. And in a way, it’s okay.

These thoughts float in your mind: I believe in miracles but they are not for me. They do happen to others, sure, but nah – it’s not happening to me. And you make peace with that and accept it as your lot.

Then one day, God makes your situation doubly or triply hard, worse than you ever dared imagine, and you can’t afford to continue to be complacent anymore. He shakes your fragile world so hard there’s nothing for you to do but hold on to Him mighty tight, revive your faith from oblivion, and BELIEVE in miracles once more. Cling to His powerful words once more. That they are life. That they can deliver, do something – for you.

God rouses us from our spiritual slumber so that we will rise in faith once more – to believe in the impossible. And yes, this time, I am believing 101% – FREE of doubts, questions, and dismay – and not letting go! Would you join me in this new adventure in renewed, earth-shattering, foundations-shaking, wall-crumbling faith?

“…for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Mat. 17:20)

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Journey with Jesus,


  1. Joanie Qualls says:

    Sooooo good, thank you dear Rina.
    Blessings in Jesus,

  2. Mary Geisen says:

    Beautiful encouragement! Complacency is easy but a renewed sense of faith and following with all we have is hard. Thank you for these words and for linking up at The Weekend Brew.

  3. saleslady371 says:

    Walking in faith does seem to be cyclic but what a joy to be touched by His faithfulness! And then the next step of trusting and overcoming doubts comes…

  4. Hazel Moon says:

    When our world shakes, we can only cling to our God. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with us here at “Tell me a Story.”

  5. Complacent. I believe that is a 4 letter word to God!