“O people of God, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to
heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your souls.” Charles H. Spurgeon
I’m seeing these days just how wee my faith is. How greatly dependent it is upon favorable circumstances. Can you relate? I have faith aplenty when the world smiles down on me, but it tanks when irritations seep into my day. Or when folks overlook. Or scorn. Or when worries strangle my worship songs. How small my faith can be. How very, very small.
Thank You Jesus, that You’re bigger than my faith. Greater than my heart. Thank You for situating these words in Your Scripture:
“We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.” (1 John 3:19-22).
I don’t know about you, but I’m thankful God is bigger than my weak heart. He is bigger than my doubts and worries. And He gives me the confidence I need to know I am His child, and the ability to make good decisions. What a blessing.
Another helpful quote for the day:
His grace is great enough to meet the great things–
The crashing waves that overwhelm the soul
The roaring winds that leave us stunned and breathless
The sudden storms beyond our life’s control
His grace is great enough to meet the small things–
The little pinprick troubles that annoy
The insect worries, buzzing and persistent,
The squeaking wheels that grate upon our joy
Annie Johnson Flint
I’m glad I serve a God of small and large things. That He numbers the hair on my head and staves off natural disasters. And that every trial, small and large, filters through His able, sovereign hands.
Lord, help me to know You see the big obstacles in my life right now. And help me to trust You for the small irritations too. I need You Jesus. So much. Amen and amen.