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January 16, 2009
Birth of faith
"Faith…is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." – Ephesians 2:8
Disappointment's seeds of doubt can burrow, thrive, and threaten to choke out your faith. Where was God when you needed him? Why hasn't the dream he gave you succeeded? Did you hear him wrong? Did you lack the skills? Did he abandon you?
Faith isn't faith until it's tested. Faith bridges the gap between the circumstances that are true today and God's eternal truth. Faith carries you through tough times believing they will pass and that you will emerge to see the beauty that was part of God's plan all along.
How do you keep believing when you see no results, or worse, when no miracle happens, and God takes a loved one home too early for your liking? Then, you make a choice—to believe anyway. Nurture faith today by saying, "I believe! I believe! I believe!"