Keeping Your Faith Despite Your Circumstances

Keeping Your Faith Despite Your Circumstances

The dreaded phone call, the medical report, the life-altering circumstance that pivots your life. Most of us encounter this sort of redirection in life and when it arises, how do we respond? How do we keep our heads up, our focus on the Lord and His “plans” or “redirection” perhaps. As Christians we quickly use this terminology to make difficult circumstances somewhat tolerable. But as my family is digesting some particular news today, I can’t help but wonder “is this part of God’s plan?” Or is this just a result of an accident & now we have to choose to mope around OR accept the situation and move forward in faith? Well, I don’t know the answer to the former question but I do know that when posed with a problem or setback, we ought to move forward in faith despite our circumstances.

In life it’s probable that we have divine intervention as well as the effects of sin or accidents. As someone who believes in the Sovereignty of God, meaning that He is in complete control and has complete authority over my life, even when I don’t understand or when I cant make heads or tails as to why, still, I choose to move forward in faith.

Circumstances change, but God doesn’t change

I don’t know who needs to hear this besides myself right now, but life isn’t “fair”. We tend to feel this way when things don’t go our way; foregoing the truth that ultimately, we are not in control. And it actually usually bugs me when people say “it’s not fair” but the truth is, as Christians, we were never promised an easy or fair life. John 16:33 says: These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

As what some might call a privileged society, disruptions seem unfair and we can spend too much time trying to figure out “the why” when we ought to focus on “the who”. Why are we so attached to things of this world that will never amount to anything in eternity?

Whatever news you are faced with today, so long as you have breath in your body, you can walk in faith. You can’t control everything but you can control your response & your attitude. We serve a God who turns ashes into beauty. He can be glorified even amidst the most difficult of circumstances. Likewise, we can still be effective for His Kingdom amidst the most difficult of circumstances.

keeping your faith despite your circumstances

Bible Verses about Circumstances

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. Philippians 4:11-12

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, Hebrews 12:28

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6

Keeping Your Faith Despite Your Circumstances

The Word of God is the standard for all that we do and many of God’s people endured trials and tribulation. As Jesus was being persecuted and hung on the cross, He said “forgive them Lord for they know not what they do”. Perhaps the greatest act of keeping your faith despite your circumstances. All for the greater glory of the Lord.

So in all things, let us hold fast to our faith, look to the Holy Scriptures for hope and encouragement and move forward in faith no matter what were facing today.

I hope the truth laid out in this post brought you some encouragement for your circumstance. I’d love to say a prayer for you, please leave a heart in the comment and I will do so. Before you go, you might like “How to Discover the Importance of Contentment in Life

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