One of my biggest problems is patience. I can be quite patient with people, but when it comes to personal progress, especially when I feel that progress is sloth slow, I’m not so patient. Don’t even get me started on set backs or feeling as if I’m going in circles.
Most of my problems stem from not trusting and believing God. I believe in Jesus, but do I believe what He promises? He is our help in time of need and He will supply. If I believe this I should be much more patient, right? Seems easy enough until my hopes are dashed and frustration sets in again because I don’t see that progress. Then I truly am running in circles. I suppose I should at least be happy that I’m still running. I just need to get my bearings.
Faith and Focus
God is guiding. He’s leading the way. I see it, too, but I let doubt creep in far too often. That doubt keeps making me impatient and discouraged. Then it’s not long before my hope begins to plummet.
I have faith, but my faith could use some strength training. Something tells me this is not only going to take time, but it’s also going to take focus and effort. I’m in good company, though, Abraham had to be patient for God’s promise too.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”Isaiah 41:10
Abraham’s Faith ❤
“No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised.”Romans 4:20-21
…“he looked away from his own physical state, only at the Promise, and did not doubt its terms—just because they were the Promise. So he rose in a great effort and exercise of faith, which consisted in giving glory to God (the ‘glory’ of absolute and adoring trust in Him as God); in being perfectly sure of His ability to keep whatever promise He should in fact make.”Cambridge Bibles for Schools and Colleges
The nature and power of Abraham’s faith are shown. He believed God’s testimony, and looked for the performance of His promise, firmly hoping when the case seemed hopeless. It is weakness of faith, that makes a man lie poring on the difficulties in the way of a promise.Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
“Will you be destroyed by all your doubt.”You Decide/Fireflight
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