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I Still Believe

A Letter to God…

Sometimes I can’t even comprehend how awesome You really are. I’ve been so weak lately, but in my weakness, You made me strong. I felt like giving up so many times the last few weeks, yet you have been right beside me picking me up every time I slipped or fell. You constantly speak to me in the whispers, the struggles, the trials, the fear, the doubt. You are with me wherever I go, just like You promised – and oh what a wonderful promise keeper You are!

God, I almost called it quits this past week. But, it’s when I was at the end of myself that You spoke to me loud and clear. It’s You, Your very words, that pushed me to go on when I nearly lost hope. It’s Your power that gave me the strength to keep pressing on to the finish line.

I struggled to believe that You could do what You said You would. I didn’t believe that You would do what You said. I failed to put my faith and trust in You. Despite this, You never gave up on me. God, You ruthlessly pursued me. You poured out Your love, Your mercy, Your grace upon the imperfect person that is me.

You showed me what my true heart issue is. Although I believe that You can do all things, nothing is impossible for You, and that You will never fail, I failed in one main area. I did not fully believe that You will do whatever it is I pray for. And then You spoke to me again with these words:

“I believe God can…

I believe God will…

And even if He doesn’t…

I still believe.”

Through the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego You taught me what it means to truly believe and what this belief looks like. You used these three men to demonstrate to me how to trust and believe in You despite the circumstances. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego refused to worship the idol which the king of Babylon made. They chose to worship You no matter the result. They trusted You and were thrown into a fiery furnace. Before that, though, they said this in Daniel 3:17-18:

“If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”

They believed that You could save them. They believed that You would save them. And they stated that even if You did not save them, then they would still believe in You. You saved these three from the fiery furnace in the end, but even if You had not they would have still believed in You. That’s the kind of faith I’ve always wanted. That is the faith that is growing in me. Slowly, but surely. Last night I took one step closer in that direction.

I believe God can…

I believe God will…

And even if He doesn’t…

I still believe.


Amanda Torres

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