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During a difficult time, how often do we lose our faith in God? How often do we doubt Him?

Perhaps the most difficult problem in our walk with God is to trust that He has our best interests in mind when all we can see are great obstacles.

God led the Israelites to the Promised Land. However, they didn’t believe that God would keep His promise and deliver them safely into the land, so they refused to accept the gift they’d been given. Their lack of faith cost them another forty years of misery.

Can we learn to trust God, even when things look impossible?

When circumstances look their worst, instead of reacting to God’s silence by turning our back on Him, can we draw closer to Him?

Can we seek Him out, again and again?

In the verse from Matthew, Jesus answers our questions with a resounding “Yes!”. If only we are able to have faith. Faith in God to answer our prayers. Faith in our ability to keep moving forward until we receive that answer.

 

I believe our faith can move mountains.

 

Because this kind of faith is so powerful, it can also be very scary to believe in, to embrace, and to give wholly to God. Especially when that faith surrounds our most desperately offered prayers.

Still, during these moments, I believe that when we turn toward God, He will respond. We will be comforted by His nearness.

Take a moment today and open your heart to God. Ask Him to take your mustard seed faith and move the mountains in your life.

 

We put our hope in the Lord.

He is our help and our shield.

In him our hearts rejoice,

for we trust in his holy name.

Let your unfailing love surround

us Lord,

for our hope is in you alone.

~Psalm 33:20-22

 

This essay was originally published in God Loves Your Dream, a book of inspirational essays. Get your copy on Amazon.com.

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