A Key To Growing Your Faith – Knowing Your ‘Yet’


Yet…

I have a hard question for you today friend. It is the same thing I have been wrestling with this week.

I need to ask, what are you struggling to praise God through right now?

Do you know your ‘yet’?

What is the hardship, heartache or trial that right now seems bigger than anything else?

What is the giant in your life?

Is it the loss of a loved one?

Feeling like a failure?

A miscarriage?

A scary diagnosis?

Maybe the fight of striving and getting no where?

Or losing a battle with food?

Are you having tough times parenting a child with behavioral struggles?

Do you feel unloved by spouse?

Is your heart filled with debilitating fear or stretched thin in spiritual dryness?

What is your ‘yet’?

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Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18

Acknowledging our ‘yet’

This verse has such beauty in it “rejoice in the Lord, take joy“.  Why focus on one insignificant little word?

God does not promise believers an easy life or minimal trials and pain. Promises of wealth, comfort, success or stress-free living? I’m sorry sweet friend, no. Does He work those things out in the lives of His people? Yes, sometimes He does. But more often it seems to me, He works deeply in the opposite.

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I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. Psalms 119:75-76

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

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:2-5

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And those are just a couple of verses for us!

The bible is full of ‘yets’. God uses EVERY one of them in our lives if we let Him. God uses flawed, broken, messed up individuals and circumstances to create beauty. Beauty that glorifies Him. He doesn’t waste one tear, one heartbreak or one struggle. 

He uses them to reach and comfort us and others. By submitting it to Him and letting Him in, our faith can grow in leaps and bounds. Allowing God to work in your ‘yet’ can mean joy despite pain, peace amidst chaos. Lives can be redeemed through trials and hardship.

We must pray with our eyes
On god,
Not on the
Difficulty. Like Minded Musings

Let’s look at these same verses with His will for us in mind.

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I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. Psalms 119:75-76

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

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:2-5

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Do you see part of the big picture?

Yet, still, in addition to, along with, including– that pain, struggle or giant.

I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation

Our God is all powerful and sovereign. He will love and comfort us, produce steadfastness in us and through Jesus make us complete-lacking nothing. He can grant us access by faith, to His grace and His glory. 

Allowing Him to work  deeply in our ‘yet’ can produce endurance, character, hope and God’s love in us!

That to me, is extremely significant! 


Will You Pray With Me?

Thank you Lord that you are faithful and that you work despite me and in my battles! Thank you that I can come to you with my giants. Please soften my heart to trust you, to open up and submit this to you. I want your will and your awesome power in my “everyday!” I want to live out your unique purpose for my life. Lord use my trials to grow, bless and encourage. In Jesus precious name I pray!

So that’s where I’m at today… what about you?

What is your ‘yet’ that I can pray about for you? Email or comment!

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This is a great audio series on it..

Talk to you soon,

Lee

O Lord, You have pleaded the case for my soul;
You have redeemed my life.

Lamentations 3:58

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🌸 Lee is a Daily redeemed Christ follower, Wife of 18 yrs, Mom to 5 Treasures, an Unexpected Homeschooler and Avoider of Small Talk. She's a Faith Based Blogger + Lifetime Encourager who writes and creates over at Like Minded Musings. Her passion is to Encourage + Equip Christian Women and Tween Girls to Embrace Imperfect & Radiate Christ!🌸

4 thoughts on “A Key To Growing Your Faith – Knowing Your ‘Yet’

  1. Wanda

    Such a great word of encouragement for me this morning Lee. I appreciate how the smallest of words can stand out in God’s Word and illuminate powerful truths to us.

    1. Lee Post author

      Awe Wanda, thank you for sharing! It is amazing, God’s Living Word!! So thankful it encouraged you today. Have a great week!!

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