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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Believing is Worth Each Obstacle

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24b, NIV).

This is the cry of my heart. It reveals areas where I lack faith, but it also reveals how my faith has grown. "I do believe, Lord, yet I need more faith to believe." Just consider it. As I grow closer to Him, I know Him more, and understand what His power means in my life. But at the same time I am more conscious that I fall short of complete trust in Him. This is the soul's growth. There is increased ability to believe, and then comes an obstacle that brings a plea for greater faith. This plea is a cry to overcome my unbelief. It is a cry for me to let go of everything that hinders my ability to believe, and have complete trust in Him that the obstacle will be overcome.
When my spirit cries out for Him to help my unbelief, He hears my cry, and answers my prayer with more faith. He also reveals where I still fall short in trusting Him, and with that awareness imparts the power to walk the path that leads, step by step, upwards and closer to Him. It is a journey where one moment I believe His truth absolutely, and then in the next moment I am faced with another obstacle to my faith. That obstacle spurs me onward again with a cry for more faith, and He answers it once more.
My life moves upward one step at a timeover each obstacle and each barrier. When facing each obstacle I continually surrender each problem with faith that He will take care of it. Each day I press on to discover the His prize in the midst of each storm. His prize is the peace that passes all understanding. His prize is His power for each additional obstacle to come. His prize is His presence that never leaves or forsakes me. In this journey of life I find that my surrender of each obstacle to Him conquers my unbelief, and rewards me with greater faith to believe He will not fail me.
Lord, you meet me in each moment that I need to believe for your best. You always meet my moments of unbelief with more faith. I trust you to continue to give me the faith I need for my journey. In the end I will know without a doubt that the journey has been worth each obstacle along the way. I shall have overcome my unbelief.

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