Daily Devotional – 1/15/14 “Mustard Seed Size Faith!”

It’s Wednesday and somebody is probably weeping from the woes of this world because it seems like every time you peek above the water that seems to have you drowning, you get tangled in some more mess that pulls you down; every time you take a few steps out of debt another bill comes along that knocks you 5 back; every time it feels like you can finally breath again because some weight has been lifted, death shows up and snatches the air from your lungs; every time you think you’ve cried out, the doctor delivers devastating news and now the tears start again and every time you think you’ve done all you could do, been all you could be and gone everywhere you thought you were needed, that enemy shows up with more hell than you bargained for … so what now? Do you wallow in the worry, wander like you’re alone in the wilderness, waste your time weeping, willingly allow your life to wither or do you withdraw from working because you’ve been wounded and wronged? Don’t you know that in order to grow you have to sometimes be pushed down? Well, in order for a seed to grow it has to first be buried under dirt. Do you honestly think an oak tree came to stand as tall as it does without first starting out as a seed?

Then where is the faith, the mustard seed size faith, that God can see you through whatever it is you’re facing? Where is that mustard seed size faith that lets you know that no matter what you’re looking at now, it won’t always last? Where is that mustard seed size faith that allows you to stand in your storm and think about all the things that God has already done which lets you know that no matter how hard the rain falls, it won’t cause you to drown? Where is that mustard seed size faith that allows you to walk into a room of your enemies knowing they can’t do you any harm? Where is that mustard seed size faith that allows you to answer the phone call from the bill collector knowing that it’ll work out in your favor? Where is that mustard seed size faith that allows you to apply for a job that, on paper, you aren’t qualified for but through God, it’s already yours? Where is your faith when Jesus says in Matthew 17:20, “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move? Nothing would be impossible.” All you need is a mustard seed size faith because “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” (Hebrews 11:1). All you have to do is try it before you give up!

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