This morning, I was able to get my devotional reading in before school started. This is something I always aim to do, but it doesn’t always work out. I’m so glad it did today, because the reading was a good one.
The devotional I use is #shereadstruth. Usually the writers provide the devotions each day, but right now we’re using the 21-day excerpt from Zondervan’s NIV Once-a-Day Promises Devotional. These readings are short and sweet but full of the power of God’s promises to us.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
This verse from Matthew tells us that it’s not about the amount of faith we have, but about the focus of our faith. We can have faith as tiny as a mustard seed, but it will still be enough to do the impossible. When our faith is in God, even if it is suffering, it is still enough. God knows our hearts and know that our faith is in Him.
I know I’ve had periods in my life where I felt like my faith was wavering. It seemed like nothing I did to strengthen it would work. Reading this devotional today really hit me – we ALL have periods in our lives where our faith may waver or feel stagnant. But is our faith still in God? Just because we feel like we’re drifting, does that mean we’re completely disconnected with God? If we KNOW we’re drifting, doesn’t that mean we’re really quite intent on being close to God, but need to pray more about it?