Is Your Faith Enough?

Kids aren’t the only ones asked to do virtual learning these days. Let’s take a quiz… one of these statements is true (the others aren’t):

1 - Jesus said to the woman, “Good job. Your use of expensive perfume has saved you.”

2 - Jesus said to the woman, “You are a hot mess, but since you have worked so hard, your works have saved you.”

3 - Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; now go work hard to keep it.”

4 - Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Jesus’ words were clear and concise. We can easily pick out Luke 7:50 from the above verses, but it seems as if sometimes we get caught up in the first three statements.

Often in our walk we find the love, hope, and peace of these words and think about how meaningful they would have been for the woman. But we can struggle in accepting them for ourselves. We all too often make it harder than it has to be.

Faith is hard. I’m not the first girl in line to hand over a lot of trust. I can be guarded with big feelings and emotions. And just like all of you, I’ve had things happen in my life that have stretched every fiber of my belief. But, unlike a thread that weakens when it’s stretched, faith grows stronger with every pull and stretch.

We trust and believe, not because we can see it, feel it, or because it makes sense. We trust and believe because He is always there, always listening, always loving. And we know He asks for our trust. So, why is it hard? I think because we know what we want God to do instead of trusting what He is already doing. 

It isn’t about what we do.
It isn’t about how we work.
It isn’t about us.
It is about faith.

Is your faith really enough? Yep! It’s enough. Go in peace.

By Carrie Peterson
 
Carrie is happiest with her people and a pen in hand!  

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