Monday 30th of May 2016
"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
We live somewhere between belief and unbelief. Our faith wavers. At times
faith is strong and stable. At times it is weak, and shaken.
For many of us, our capacity for trust has been diminished by experiences
with people who were not trustworthy. We have learned by painful experience
that we will be disappointed if we trust. One of the most intense struggles
in recovery is to rebuild our capacity for trust and hope. We want to believe,
but we are afraid.
Some people believe that God will respond only to people who ‘believe enough’.
"If you have enough faith, God will hear you," they say. But Jesus
said "All you need is faith the size of a mustard seed." The mustard
is the smallest of seeds. God does not reject small, limited faith. God will
not ignore even the desire to believe. God will not dismiss a willingness
to learn to trust. Mountains have been moved by less. God accepts our limited
God does not ask us to wait until we are certain and strong in faith. God accepts us as we are, even with our limited faith.
Lord, you see my struggle to believe,
and to hope.
You know my fears,
Help me to accept the limits of my faith.
Help me to bring my limited faith to you.
Copyright 2016 Dale and Juanita Ryan
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