“He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” — Deuteronomy 31:8
I am a faithful woman. I am faithful to my husband. I am faithful to my children. I faithful to pretty much anything and everything in my life and above all else; I am faithful to God. It has been my desire my entire adult life to be faithful to God and when I am all other faithfulness has fallen into place. It has not always been easy. There have been times that I have been frozen in faithfulness.
Sounds a bit like an oxymoron doesn’t it? How can you be frozen and faithful at the same time? It is possible. Currently I am in a season where I am frozen physically and mentally but spiritually I am faithful. My actions are frozen in fear but I am faithful in knowing God is in control. I believe He knows what is best and I know His guidance is always correct and in tune with His will….yet I freeze in fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of rejection. Fear of failure.
What can I say? I am but a mere ragamuffin of a woman, broken and worn. In my 47 years of life I have seen a lot, been through a lot and each scar has left me more and more frozen. My faithfulness has always been there but my flesh is weak. Yours is too. We all fall short. Guilt is of the devil and has no place here in our faithful world so its time to put the guilt aside and just acknowledge that sometimes we freeze. It’s ok. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Just don’t stay there.
Just like any other frost, the freeze won’t last forever. Eventually it thaws and new growth and renewal break through. How long it lasts is up to me and you. I have spent very long seasons in the frozen tundra before growth began to spring forth. No matter the length, the growth happens and we all come through even more faithful on the other side.
Where are you right now? Frozen or thawing or somewhere in between? Remain faithful and remember that you are not alone and you do not have to fear the unknown. There is growth even when you are frozen. The day you embrace it will be the day that the thaw begins!!