Last week’s devotion encouraged our hearts with 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we live by believing, and not by seeing.”
The NKJV of the verse puts it this way:
There are some days, though, when I don’t feel like I’m walking by faith at all. Days when I’m searching for that faith I know is real, that I know I need. Most of the time I’m able to hold onto God, even though I can’t physically see Him. But when trials come, my ability to stay faith-filled is tested.
God knew we would have these moments, and He gave us help in His Word to encourage us when weakness threatens the trust we have in Him. Great men and women throughout history had times when their faith waned. And from their stories we can find the help we need to restore ours.
These 3 words will help us when our faith is weak.
For you said...
“Please, Lord, prove that your power is as great as you have claimed. For you said, ‘The Lord is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. But he does not excuse the guilty. He lays the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations.’ In keeping with your magnificent, unfailing love, please pardon the sins of this people, just as you have forgiven them ever since they left Egypt.” Numbers 14:17-19 NLT
In this passage, the Israelites were (once again) complaining and wanting to turn around and return to Egypt. The Lord’s anger rose against them, but Moses intervened. He reminded himself, and the Lord, of His promises.
We all experience those times when we don’t see how God could possible work things out. Our minds swirl with thoughts like…
I don’t know how anything good can come from this?
How could God allow this to happen?
How are we going to get through this?
Some days we will feel weak in our faith. We will struggle to trust God in our circumstances.
Let’s not fall prey to the lie that says if we are good Christians, we won’t experience days of weak faith. We will, and that’s OK. For it’s in those days we learn to rely on Him more than ever before.
For you said, I am your chosen child.
For you said, you will never leave me.
For you said, you will guide and protect me.
God’s Word promises, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9). So we can rely on His strength even more when our faith is weak. Let’s remind ourselves of His unfailing love today by starting with these 3 words. For you said...