So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” — Matthew 17:20 (NKJV)
When circumstances appear to take an unexpected turn, sometimes our faith can be rocked.
We wonder how we will ever endure the tragedy or injustice unfolding before us. However, adversity should never be the end of our faith; it should be the beginning. No matter the adversity, a strong faith will enable us to endure life’s toughest hardships.
But what should we do when we discern that our circumstances are indeed rattling our faith? How do you regain your footing and set on the path of rebuilding your faith?
- Make a decision to choose to believe that God is trustworthy and faithful. God always keeps His promises. He desires the best for our lives. At times, what we think is the best and what He knows is the best may be conflicting. However, God’s ways always produce the most spiritual fruit, the strongest character, and the unimaginable perfect result.
- Refuse to doubt God. The enemy hopes to thwart us by infusing doubt into our minds that will lead us to question our faith. When we refuse to look at our circumstances through worldly eyes, God gives us a sense of peace and rest.
- Read God’s Word and meditate on His promises. Searching the Bible for God’s promises is one way we can quiet the wavering of our faith, standing on all His promises with the deep assurance that God always keeps His Word.
To You, Lord, who created the universe and the mountains, the obstacles in my life are comparably the size of tiny stones. I trust You to help me step over these challenges.
Scripture Reading: Matthew 17:15–21
Key Verse: Matthew 17:20
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Have you ever held a mustard seed? They are about the size of a head of a pin. Tiny! Read the scripture verse again. For what obstacle in your life do you need faith? Please leave a comment on our blog. We would love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily