"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1
To share a little of my heart, something God has been showing me lately is that my faith is really weak at times. I used to think that it was stronger because God has demonstrated His faithfulness and His ability to do what seems impossible to me so many times in my life. But then another situation will come up that requires a new level of faith and I realize that even though God has shown Himself so faithful in the past, I suddenly find myself doubting that He will work in this situation, whatever that may be.
God has been revealing to me lately how much I allow my faith to be affected by circumstances. I feel like the person referred to in James 1:6, "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind." That is definitely me at times that require faith and trust in God where circumstances don't look promising. I certainly do not want to be that person, though. God has shown me over and over and over again in my life that circumstances do not dictate the outcome that He has planned. And actually when circumstances look the least promising, God receives even more glory when He works things out!
One of my absolute very favorite verses is Jeremiah 32:17, "Ah, Lord God! It is you who has made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you." And honestly, when you think about all God has created and all He has done, how could we ever doubt that anything is too hard for Him??
I am thankful the Lord is revealing to me this shortcoming in my faith. I pray that He will help me to become a greater woman of faith, knowing that God is who He says He is and He can do all things, regardless of how circumstances may look. I'm excited to see Him surprise me!