A closer walk with our beloved friend.

It Took Years.




 When I am afraid, I will put my trust and faith in You. Psalm 56:3 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

It took years for my faith in Jehovah to become rock solid.

There were occasions when my faith waivered and I did not trust in Jehovah. In deep shame I cried out for His Divine forgiveness which He graciously granted.

At each step of the way He would place me in a situation which required more faith.

Sometimes I was faithful in believing in His guidance and deliverance, sometimes I failed.

Each time He was slowly, painfully cementing my faith in Him.

It is in the hard times that our faith grows the strongest. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Now, my faith is strong but I must not take it for granted because we are all weak. That is why we must ask the Holy Spirit to continually strengthen our faith.

Faith is the most powerful of all forces operating in humanity and when you have it in depth nothing can get you down. –Norman Vincent Peale

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Chatsahi (The Lord is my Strength) for blessing me with Your patience, wisdom and strength on my journey of increasing my faith and obedience unto You. Thank you that when my faith is weak, You come and encourage me to become stronger. Thank you that You will continue to strengthen my faith in You all the way to our Heavenly home. I extol You in the name of He who has the strongest faith in You Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


Author: ropheka

After faithfully serving the Lord in China for ten years as a teacher I have been called home to care for my aged mother who has numerous disabilities. As well I regularly do volunteer work visiting seniors in a seniors home. I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

6 thoughts on “It Took Years.

  1. Amazing post, so many of us struggle to try to be worthy of God’s mercy…. What could we ever do that could compare to Christ’s sacrifice? No one thing. I love the quote as well; not in spite of but because of my sin. Amazing, I was reading “Breathing Under Water” by Richard Rohr yesterday and he said that God uses our sin to point out our shortcomings so that we can ask for help to remove them! What a point of view! Thanks for sharing, again this post really hit me on my heart as God has been speaking to me about this lately.

    • You are welcome.

      My personal belief is that Jehovah allows destructive dispositions in us to keep us humble and dependent upon Him. I know that even though mine He has taught me to control I still depend upon Him for deliverance from them daily less they destroy me.

  2. The best reason to persevere. Just because faith is weak now, doesn’t mean it always will be.

    • I agree.
      We cannot be arrogant and believe that our faith is strong as a rock because that is when we are most susceptible to Satans attacks.
      We can and must always daily strengthen our faith until we reach our Heavenly home.

  3. I would love to do guest blogging for your wonderful blog.
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