CARALYN, a popular blogger at, beautybeyondbones.com who has shared her testimony of recovering from anorexia with God’s help, also shares her day to day life while living in the big apple (New York City).
The other day she shared how she has not gone to mass in person for about four months, due to Covid-19, and how she started noticing her faith waning. She realized how she had been relying on other places to do the work that was needed to increase her faith. Meaning, she wasn’t creating an environment on her own that would do the job. She admitted she was developing “Good Person Christianity”. (She explains that term in her blog post.) I suggested, via my comment, that perhaps God was using this time to show her how strong her faith was without any props holding her up. She went on to describe her plan to change things.
It is in times, like our current days, faith is not formed, but displayed. These days our faith may be tested or challenged, but at the end of it all, you will know how solid your faith is.
In these times, what you believe in, or who,
begins to show, or starts to go.
“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”
James 1:2-4 (MSG)
So, you got this. Stand firm on what you know to be true despite what you hear and see. The days preceding these have prepared you for this hour, and like time, this will be over before you know it, and we will move on to sharknadoes, or something else.
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4 thoughts on “What Color is Your Faith?”
I appreciate you, Mark.
You display such kindness! The truth is, I would be nothing without God, his son Jesus, and the work of the Holy Spirit in my life.
Thanks for being a faithful reader.
Of course, you are right. None of us would be worth a hill of beans without our Creator. But He created you a certain way, to be what He has purposed; and you have been obedient to His purposes. Plus, He promises to cause all things to work together for your good, as you are one who loves Him and is called according to His purposes. Blessings and shalom to you, dear brother.
Thanks for your valuable input.