Shoring up our faith

Who of us doesn’t need, at times, to shore up our faith in God? Sometimes that need is acutely felt—because of a trying circumstance, or a physical difficulty that frightens us, or a long-standing, deep desire that has yet to be fulfilled. For others of us, it may be a chronic doubt about the reliability of leaning on God for safety and healing.

Even Jesus’ disciples felt this need. The Bible records that at one time they said to Jesus, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). Instead of telling them how to build up a whole lot of faith, he told them they needed only a tiny grain of it. 

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May 25, 2015
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