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The Death and Resurrection of Faith

My faith was based upon a belief.

That belief collapsed beneath my feet.

Confusion reigned thought-out my soul.

Faith and trust evaporated like morning mist.


I stood alone, emptiness filled me.

Decisions based upon that belief mocked me.

A lie had ruled my life.

The depth within became a dry well.


I am alive, but my soul is dead,

 When faith died, hope died too.

Without hope the future is dark

And I have no light to pierce the darkness.


Truth is spoken, a candle is lit;

Darkness is forced to bow to the Light.

Belief grasps Truth, Hope is restored,

Faith is resurrected.

The Death and Resurrection of Faith

     I had been taught well regarding my church and its rules and regulations.  I followed them faithfully.  I was strong in my faith and my church’s belief.  I lived by all the rules, and based all of my life’s decision on them.  I was taught about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, but I was never taught the Holy Spirit would guide me in making life’s decisions.  I felt it was something I had to do it on my own based on the rules of my church.

     It was a religion I was told would and could never change.  Then one day it did change.  At that point, I felt I had been lied to regarding the foundation of my belief.  I was told the church was the “Rock.”  When the rules changed, the rock crumbled at my feet, and I felt as though I was being hurled into outer space.  I no longer had a firm foundation to stand on.

     I wondered around for years in a state turmoil.  I still had a desire to attend church, but it no longer made sense to me.  I had lost my drive.  I was living as stated in Judges 21:25 “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”  I felt I no longer had a church, a religion, a foundation I could trust.  I was alone in making those serious decisions, and in so doing, I made serious mistakes.  But God is merciful, for in the midst of the most serious mistake I was about to make, God revealed Himself to me as the Truth.  I grasped hold of that Truth, Jesus Himself, and I have never let go.  He is my Rock, my firm foundation.  I stand on solid ground.  I know the Truth, and the Truth has set me free.

I now depend on God’s Word and the Holy Spirit to help me make those serious decisions in life. Proverbs 3:5, 6 has become my mainstay at those times “Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all you ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

All Scripture has been taken from (NKJV) New King James Version

Copyright © 2008-2015 Sylvia Hensel

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