Faith Lessons // Glimpses
I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on faith, and how faith is such a necessary component to the Christian life. After all, the Bible does say that without faith it is impossible to please God.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
I believe God knows that there will be seasons in our lives were we will struggle to hold on to faith, to keep hope alive in the midst of a hard place. Even though we are exhorted to hold onto hope without wavering, I believe God understands our humanness.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23)
I’ve been reflecting on my faith struggle lately. There have been so many times in this season where I’ve allowed myself to step out of faith and in doing so I’ve moved into fear, unbelief and wondered if those things I’ve been so earnestly praying for would ever come to pass.
This human shell is weak. It constantly cries, “Lord, I believe”, but with the same breath it also cries “Help my unbelief”. How odd it is that one can voice an assurance of faith in God, yet with the same breath cry out for God to help them hang on to their belief.
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
My daughter sent my this picture of my 2 year old grandson at the beach last week. I was immediately reminded of how large the mountains in my life seem, and how small I appear against their enormity. But I was also stricken with the assurance of my grandson’s steps. The way He holds onto his little car spoke to me of the way we hold onto the small, seemingly insignificant things in our life. God cares about those things too. The mountain next to him is so large, but He’s not afraid to walk beside it, to continue down the path of life with joy.
I’ve been reminded once again of how I must approach God with child-like faith, the kind of faith that believes all things. God is so much bigger than any mountain we will ever face in life.
I want to come to a place in this season of my life where I know, understand and believe that God is really bigger than.
He is bigger than my financial lack.
He is bigger than any illness, known or unknown.
He is bigger than a marriage that needs resurrecting.
He is bigger then the chaos that threatens to overwhelm me.
He is bigger than a heart that is weary and broken.
Even though the enormity of the battles I face may be real, I do not have to fear what lies ahead. I can walk with a quiet self-assurance because I know that He is working all things together for good.
*If you would lift my husband up this week. On Wednesday we will receive the results of the biopsy they took from the supposed ulcer they found last week.
Are you facing a large mountain in your life? Please let me know how I can pray for you.
And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.
401. Purple flowers amidst the weeds in my backyard.
402. Just 7 weeks until grandson #2 arrives!
403. Coconut oil that helps my itchy skin.
404. God is bigger than my mountains!
405. Child-like faith.
406. Strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
407. Row-row-row Your Boat with my grandson.
408. Three white Lilies in my front yard that remind me of His death and resurrection.
409. He is risen!
410. While I was yet in sin, Christ died for me.
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