Think about something you are struggling with right now.
the loss of a dream? absent spouse? difficult children? uncertain future?
I've shared from my own experience how I needed to trust God's provision even when I struggled with his calling.
I shared how when I cried out to Him for clarity and a solution...He answered.
What if you don't feel joy despite God's goodness? Doubt and sadness are present even though He answered in a tangible way.
But...there is also a small piece of your heart that believes God loves you and knows what's best for you.
God tells us all He needs is just that small piece. That tiny portion of you that goes back to the idea that He is good.
He compares it to a mustard seed.
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, 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." Matthew 17:20
"The mustard seed plants, when not crowded too closely with other plants, can grow to be fifteen feet or higher, and have a thick main stem, with branches strong enough to bear the weight of a bird. The parable of the mustard seed exhibits the smallness of the origin, as well as the greatness of the progress and magnitude of his kingdom." Ken Anderson.net
You may still be grieving the loss of the dream. You may still be saddened about the state of your marriage. You may still be frustrated that your children are challenging. You may feel hopeless about the future.
No matter what you feel. As long as you have the tiniest bit of faith that God is good. That He loves you. That He sees you in your struggle. That He will provide a way out. A hope. A future. Then in His strength, with that tiny bit of faith, you can do the impossible.
something I know I needed to remember...
find your little bit of faith. plant it in your heart & watch it grow!
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