Mature Christians struggle with doubts too

Diaries of Mother Teresa have been revealed to contain darkened spirit and lingering faith. Oh how the carnal world is rejoicing that even the saintly Teresa, caregiver to the poorest of poor can be slandered by her own words, and brought low to be trampled upon by pathetic men.

Mother Teresa showed the greatest of faith in doing the Works of the Lord. How easy is it to do His Things when one feels his power and strength surging through their bones? How much greater of faith when that power is unfelt, and the tiny and stooped body of one woman contains the will to accomplish the spreading the true love of Jesus Christ without benefit of assurance!

It is a fact for all mature Christians: the stronger, the more responsible, the more authority a Christian is given by God in the carrying out of His works on this earth, the less God Himself, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit is felt. It is not because God is mad and removing Himself from a Christian. Quite the contrary! When a Christian is strong enough and faithful enough to move at His Will without the need of constant lesson and guidance, then the Christian is given reign and freedom. Just as parents are constantly in a child’s life from the beginning, and always present for the crisis of youth, at some point, we want our children to leave our presence, and prove to us that they have embraced our teachings, and gone on to make us proud and accomplished things as a result of our touch.

Our LORD God is no different a parent. The most used people in His Kingdom, are those who struggle to feel His presence in the quiet times. Ah, in the beginning, His Presence fills us continually, and moves us almost magically, as we began learning His Things. But when we become mature, meat-eating Christians, our full awareness of His Presence diminishes accordingly, to allow us to take those steps of faith without the feelings of protection we had when first we walked.

Don’t doubt ever, that our Father is not standing right there next to each of His loved Ones, and preventing them from coming to harm as they accomplish His Will. And don’t doubt the awesome works of charity that a simple woman of great faith did in accordance with His Will and His Way to the poorest of poor. This revelation that Mother Teresa was removed from the feelings of confident faith, uplifts her spirit of service even higher, as we realize she loved the Lord so much, that she gave all without regard of feeling the peace given by faith!

James 2:14-26

“What [doth it] profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be [ye] warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what [doth it] profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent [them] out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2:14-26 av)