By Candid Guest Chyna Nicole
As a single mom, I find myself hanging on by a thread more than I would like to admit. From keeping my time with God consistent, maintaining my health and business, to my child’s school and extracurricular activities, all to come home and have to keep it together to manage my home. Often I find myself running on empty as though I’ve hit a wall. Am I the only one who experience this or feel this way?
I know you’ve seen the memes of the woman frazzled but trying to keep it together. That’s me. I ask myself,
● Am I just complaining too much?
● Am I just being lazy?
● Should I be able to do all this on my own?
● Is God hearing me when I pray for help?
These are all the thoughts that invade my mind when I feel like I barely have anything left. I was in full-blown Martha mode. So I asked God, why am I constantly feeling like I’m barely hanging on? Then the visual came.
God reminded me that I had to believe in Him. I need to have faith that things would get better, that He will help me carry the load, and trust that He will fulfill his promises now and in the future. With perspective, I finally saw that the thread I needed to hang on to was Faith, not my works or desires. Because all we need is faith the size of a mustard seed, right?I finally saw that the thread I needed to hang on to was Faith… Click To Tweet
Living By Faith
Hebrews 11 reminds us that our circumstances do not have to be perfect for us to live in faith, as that is not faith at all. The Word reminds us that our confidence comes when we choose to believe in Him and trust God despite what life looks like at the moment or how much we’re doing to manage our lives.
Some of the people God used the most in the Bible had to live by faith. Despite their environment or circumstances, they had to sacrifice and choose to live confidently in what God told them. I would encourage you to read chapter 11 of Hebrews, because it will give you a foundation to strengthen your faith through examples.
7 Scriptures To Renew Your Faith When You’re Hanging On By A Thread
Understand faith for what it is.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.Hebrews 11:1 KJV
Faith plays a large part in our relationship with God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.Hebrews 11:6 KJV
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.Romans 1:17 KJV
Realize doubt can rob us of our faith and our future.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.James 1:6-7 KJV
Our faith is our weapon against the challenges of life. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 John 5: 4 KJV
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Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.Ephesians 6:16 KJV
Trust that faith helps us heal, grow, and thrive in ways we’ve never imagined.
But… when he saw her, he said, daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.Matthew 9:22 KJV
Faith can be the missing ingredient for a lot of our woes as women. Remember Jesus says in Matthew 9 when healing the blind men, “According to your faith be it unto you.” It is through our level of faith do we see the changes in our lives. So trust that thread you’re holding onto right now; it’s strong enough. Trust that your faith in God will see you through.
About the Author
Chyna Nicole is a Blogger, Speaker, and Relationship Coach geared toward helping women grow in their confidence and experience relationships in the healthy way God intended. She writes about faith, personal health, and relationships at www.madenewmama.com, where she shares personal experiences, lessons, and words of encouragement through the Word. “Being Made New is more than a few changes but the transforming of the mind, heart, spirit, and relationships.”
What are you clinging to today? How can you let go and cling to Jesus instead?