Thursday, March 25, 2010

Testing Your Faith!!!

Lately I have been feeling as if I need to post about how my faith has played such a major part in getting me through each day, and the challenges that I have been meeting along the way. Without God in my life it wouldn't be possible to face dealing with my CRPS the way that I do. If there was ever a time in my life that my faith was being tested, now would be that time. Do I ever get frustrated because I'm not always getting the answers I want from God? Yes! Are there times that I get angry and wonder when will this all end? Yes! Are there times when I get discouraged and find it hard to carry on? Yes! But it's my faith in God and the plan that he has for my life that keeps me going.

There are going to be times when you want an answer from God yet He doesn't give you an answer. Don't give up because everything is done according to His timing. Are you feeling like there is nobody to turn to and that you are facing things alone? Well I am going to tell you that you have God with you at all times, and all you have to do is put your trust in him.

I can honestly say that when all of this started there was anger and confusion. All I wanted were answers as to why this was happening to me. I kept asking why God would let something like this happen to me. Now it's 5 yrs later and some of those same questions are being answered. Why did I have to wait so long for those questions to be answered? I don't know!! The one thing I do know though is that there have been changes that God has had to make in me. Is He finished making those changes?No! Does he ask me to stand in faith each day? Yes!Does He have plans for my life! Yes! I really can't expand on those answers because the only person who really knows the answers is God.

One of things that I've had to learn through all this is to trust that He will provide in any situation that you are in. I often ask myself that maybe I wasn't putting my full trust in Him. As I started putting more faith in Him, I have found that there is a confidence that He has given me that I didn't have before. This confidence has me standing up to face my adversity in ways I never did before. This isn't something that has just happened, this is something God has given me as I draw nearer to Him.

There are still lots of things that God hasn't answered however I keep standing in faith. With that I am able to look adversity in the eye and say that I will fight, and that every time that I get knocked down I am able to get back up. There isn't a day that my faith isn't challenged however with that being said God keeps making me stronger and stronger. Do I have my weak moments? Yes I do! However I'm only human so of course that's going to happen.

As I was going through some videos as I sometimes do I came across a speaker by the name of Nick Vujicic who really does a great job with encouraging people to keep going and to never give up. Please take a listen from start to finish because the message is great.


  1. My friend, you are luckier than me for you've been disabled at adult age. I am disabled since 5 years of age due to poliomyelitis. But I didn't allow my disability to hinder me in my quest for a good life. I finished Civil Engineering but didn't land a good job due to my disability thus I switched into creative undertakings to earn a living. I am now married to a caring wife and we are blessed with a lovely daughter. Just focus on what you can do most and don't succumb to self pity. Life is great.

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  2. That is exactly what I am trying to say. As a disabled person you can have a great life and that you don't have to let the disability stop you from living life to the fullest!!

  3. Ross,

    Expressing you doubts, your hopes with so much authenticity is really inspiring. I tell you why I feel so. Because whatever the circumstances, whatever your disability, you're doing your best by being yourself. And this is a gift. I know we sometimes get frustrated with God, but the truth is that some of the answers you're waiting for, won't come from Him they will come from you! And sometimes this is the last place where we're looking for.

    Bless you


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