Bumps in the Road of Life Test Our Faith

Bumps in the road of faith

Anyone can have faith on smooth roads. It's the bumpy roads that test and reveal our true faith.

We lived in Budapest for 5 years and we make annual trips back to meet friends and/or do ministry.

I love Budapest, but it has provided a great many bumps in the road for me. In the last fifteen years my plans in Budapest have been interrupted by a broken ankle, serious dental problems, a torn PCL,(1) serious food poisoning, multiple difficulties with accommodations, and bad cases of the flu. 

I’ve met some of these events with faithful calm, letting my suffering produce perseverance (Romans 5:3-5).

Bumps in the road of faith
However, when the rubber met the road this last week with another bad case of the flu, I left skid marks of discouragement and annoyance.

So God reminded me of my blind friend who is also here in Budapest doing ministry. He reminded me of a bazillion blessings I have, and He reminded me that He can work all things for good (Romans 8:28). He also reminded me that I could ask for prayer - will you pray for me, dear readers?

Basically, He rotated my tires so I'll be ready for the next bump in the road.

Do you need your faith tires rotated?(2)
(1) The posterior cruciate ligament is located in the back of the knee.
(2) Rotating car tires prevents uneven wear and corrects poor alignment. We need to align our purposes with the Lord or we wear ourselves out!
Some good 1-minute devotions to help with your tire rotation:
14 Reasons to Thank God
Practicing Gratefulness
5 Benefits of Suffering from Joni

If you would like to pray for me and the ministry of Bible Love Notes on a regular basis, I would so appreciate it. A dear friend of mine now leads a prayer group for BLN on Facebook if you'd like to join: Bible Love Notes Prayer Group.


  1. Praying for you!
    God bless you, Gail!
    My faith was tested recently by a bump in the road and your blog was one of the blessings God gave me to hold me and strengthen my faith. He is so, so faithful! After each bump in the road, if we trust Him, our faith gets stronger, don’t you agree?


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