A Shrinking Faith? Take Heart and Persevere

“The righteous will live by faith.”…. (Romans 1:17).

Faith is what God is making new in my heart as I learn to walk with Him. The faith of a child is what can bring great joy to a loving father who longs for us to abide closely with Him. It is His sustaining love that drives us towards hope. It is His joy that carries our hearts when we feel afraid. It is faith that takes us from one step to the other on our journey with God.
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When my faith is shrinking it’s because I’m worshipping, within my own heart, a false god. A god with little ability to move the mountains. A god with qualities and limitations much like my own. A god who sits not on a throne, but in the dust.
 
My weak faith only reveals something inside of me that needs to grow- perseverance. As we persevere faith rises up in us. It becomes something we take great delight in because we know the joy giver. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we cannot see. Faith takes us from unbelief and into joy. Joy even in the midst of great calamity. Joy without limits as we learn to trust in Father’s love.
 
Lord, I trust you! Sometimes life becomes less than ideal, but truly, you are a mighty God who sees all and is full of righteousness, justice, and mercy. Thank you, God, for your holiness. Thank you for your love. May my heart be glad in you. May my spirit rejoice in your love today, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.

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