I have encountered so many believers that feel as if they were duped after accepting salvation because their lives have still been filled with problems, rejection, and loss. They have this misconception that a life of salvation and believing in God is an easy life. If you too are thinking this way, let me go ahead and burst your bubble because this is not a fairytale.
There is no fairy dust, magic wand, or mystical spell that just wipes out all of your problems the minute you surrender to salvation. In fact, there are people that don’t believe in God because they are too busy focusing on the problems they see believers going through, and they wonder how can a God so powerful allow such things to happen? It is our faith in Him that enables us to accept what He allows.
That’s the part that is so hard for many to understand which is that God is powerful enough to bring you through every circumstance, over every obstacle, and through every barrier, but you have to believe He can do it. If He just magically made things happen with the blink of an eye and we never had to experience adversity, how would our Faith in Him grow?
As a believer, when things happen to me, I turn to God. Because of my faith, I’m already in communication with Him but my call time to Him may be more frequent when trials arise. By turning to Him instead of friends, worry, doubt, and fear, I am able to grow my faith and see that what I am going through isn’t meant to hurt me and I can praise Him even in the midst of it.
If life was a fairytale and all things were perfect in our eyes, we would be so complacent that we would fail to praise God and to commune with Him. We would be too busy smelling the roses that we would forget about the thorns. There would be a lack of appreciation for God’s creations and there would be those of us that would credit our own abilities to the peace we would be experiencing and thus denying God of the very thing He created us for and that was to Praise Him.
It is not a fairytale when you believe on God for everything and find out you have cancer or when someone you love dies unexpectedly. That is when reality sinks in and you realize life is not a dream and the God we serve is real because He can take your pain and turn it into compassion for others having the same experiences. Devastating things, accidents, sickness, disease, divorce, heartache, and pain still comes to believers but it is our faith in God that allows us to handle these things so that they do not break us. In many ways, these things draw us closer to Him and we learn that they were not meant to kill us but to purify our faith like it says in 1 Peter 1:7, “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” (NLT)
No, this saved life, this Christian life, this life as a believer is not a fairytale but it does have a happy ending. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (KJV)
Meet the Contributor
Deborah Woolard is a single mother of three from Raleigh, NC and she currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She is an ordained & licensed minister and she serves as the Youth Director at R5 Church. Her love for writing, especially poetry is one of the many ways God allows her to use her gifts for His glory. Her poetry can be viewed at https://m.facebook.com/gracefullydsignedbydeborah/.