Do I have faith that God is in charge? That God has a vision of peace and love for the whole world? Do I have faith that when I practice kindness, forgiveness, respect, compassion, and nonviolence I am contributing to God’s vision?
If my faith is wavering, I need to be persistent in prayer, confiding my worries and fears and weaknesses to God and listening for God’s response.
[Jesus said,] “But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8b
“Confiding my weaknesses to God and listening for His response.” Mary, last week I started telling God of my weaknesses. What I have failed to do however, is “listen for His response.” So thank you for that. 🙂
In doing so, I have found in spite of my “weaknesses” I am becoming stronger, through no virtue of myself I assure you. It is like, because I have spoken to God about these “said weaknesses” I do not know if “some” have gone away, or I just am trusting God for them, and not worrying so much.
Either way there is a “peace” about them now, that I have never had before. My “fears” and “weaknesses” can cause me a lot of stress. Who likes to “fail God?”
As I look back on this past week and where I am at today, I am really wondering if our “fears” and “weaknesses” does constitute “failure to God?” Would love your thoughts on that question.
I also want to add I was thinking about you this morning. When I was saying my morning prayers I did it with a cup of hot tea. I thought about you and I sitting on the front porch with a cup of tea in hand. Maybe one day. 🙂 Love and God Bless, SR
“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents, and I lay them both at His feet.” Mahatma Gandhi