I met a guy once who was really down; it was a low point for him. He had problems at home, at work and with his health. He had reached a point where he wasn’t so sure about his faith either…
He told me that he felt as though his faith was covered up with vines and weeds, that it was cracking away and was in need of serious repair.
Life doesn’t always move along as we might like it to; there are periods when it may seem that our lives and our faith are in need of repair. Some of us try to deal with these things entirely on our own. Some may turn to friends and family for support, and others might even seek out the wise counsel of Christian brothers or sisters for advice.
Of all of the advice that is out there for anyone who’s faith is crumbling, or who is having problems like the guy I met, the best advice is to focus on building our relationship with Jesus Christ. If you want a great home life, focus on Jesus Christ. If you want to climb out of despair, focus on Jesus Christ. If your health is failing, focus on Jesus Christ… Yes, there’s a pattern.
When it seems like things just aren’t going right: focus on Jesus Christ and your relationship with Him.
The guy I met that time did that. It wasn’t an instant fix, but he got through it and discovered that his best days were soon to come. All too often, people do not do that, and they can only rest upon the laurels of the past.