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More Faith

More Faith

Lord.. I feel my faith is so weak.. How can I believe in your truth and your promises with more conviction?

Today I’m going to…

Pray once again that I grow stronger in belief

I ‘ll seek His Word, knowing His promises relieve

Photo by Ruth Morgan

I’m not sure about you, but so many times I think about the scripture where Jesus tells us that it takes only a tiny bit of faith to move a mountain. A mustard-seed of faith. So many times I have doubted myself with this… here-in lies the answer to my own quest for more faith. It is not my faith that is the issue, it is my doubt.  Jesus tells us to pray for more faith. I do. When it gets down to it, though, do I really trust God in all? Do I really completely “give” every area of my life to Him? Or do I hang on to the pieces that I think are ok? Or the bits of my life that seem impossible.

 

God’s power is beyond our natural ability to do and therefore, we doubt. How is it possible that the scars of my childhood can be healed simply by prayer (I wonder to myself)? How is it possible that a child can walk again simply by faith? Just a mustard-seed of faith. I believe that the answer lies in God’s Word and knowing the promises that He makes regarding the power of our faith in Him. The answer is that God is ever-faithful and never let’s us down, no matter how weak our own faith is.  So seek more faith by prayer, by reading The Bible and by studying His Word.

 

1 Timothy 4:15 (NIV)

15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.

Fog

Fog

 

Lord.. I feel like I am existing in a deep fog; my thoughts seem to be dulled and weak

Today I’m going to…

Know that in the fog, my Heavenly Father holds my hand

I only need to lift my voice in praise and understand 

There are times, when I have been so depressed that thoughts seem to have a mind of their own; each thought becoming more difficult to string together. A fog seems to grow over any attempts you make to think and get through the day to the point that you can feel totally incapable.

On these days, when clarity is needed, lift up your thoughts and voice to give praise to God.  We are taught to “Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of Heaviness.  Lift up your heart to God”.  Like the sun peeking through the rain clouds as the sky clears, your thoughts, the fog will lift with each word of love, worship, adoration that we speak.  Furthermore, following that passage is a promise that those who do so will be called “Oaks of Righteousness”.  Wow!  He gets you through the fog and then gives you such a gracious reward.

Isaiah 61:3

and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

Feeling Defeated

Feeling Defeated

 

Lord.. I feel like I am ready to just quit, I am defeated, tired and cannot go on.

Today I’m going to… Look to You; my only hope in these days that my sorrows defeat me Knowing You are my sword and shield, there is nothing that exists which can beat me

It is a terrible thing to live day after day feeling as if you have been fighting hard to do what is right, yet seeing that there is always something that comes to stand as an opponent. Relentlessly, you find yourself constantly in a “battle” and feel at the end of your rope; exhausted physically, emotionally and spiritually defeated.

Yet, the bible tells us that it is not so. That the battles that we live through day after day and moment after moment are God’s to fight. We must trust in His loving Spirit completely and know that He is fighting the unseen, the yet-to-come and the day that we are in for our good. Through so many difficult days, God comforted me with this scripture.

Ex 14:14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.

Life Just Seems so Hard..

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Lord.. Why must life be so very hard?

Today I’m going to…

Remember the times that I’ve come out on top with all the odds against me

Knowing You surround me with care; Your love and care enfence me

 

Yes… day to day, when we focus on how difficult life is, we feel it is too much to take. When, however, we remember the time that the car did not hit us, when we’ve passed through great illnesses and been ok, when we’ve gotten kindness from a stranger or suddenly something happens that we don’t expect in much-needed help, we know that Our loving Father is with us.

On that day when life is just too much and all you can do is think His precious name.. Love flows out and over us supernaturally, our comfort, our shelter, our joy.

 

Job 1:10Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Lord, I feel completely overwhelmed

Today I’m going to;

Pick a task and know that with You, it’s not too big

Compared to Your greatness, this task isn’t a forest, but a twig

Beautiful evening in Mississauga fishing off of the Port Credit rocks

When in the midst of the forest, it is easy to get lost in thinking about the magnitude of the forest and the innumerable trees; We may get glimpses of the sun shining through the tops of the trees, but it is our nature to worry about how we will ever get out of the tangles instead of just taking our very next step.

In fact, focusing on how lost we are can cripple us to the point that we cannot take a step in any direction. It is hard to know where to start when things seem out of control, whether it be taking care of your home, finances, family, a project at work, etc. Remember that Our Father carries our burdens with us and He is the compass that leads us, guides us and has planned our every moment of every day.

Ex 29:30  See; I am sending an angel ahead of you to guide you along the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared (for you).