encouraging words wednesday...{faith}

i read somewhere that january 24th (yesterday) is the most depressing day of the year. christmas bills start rolling in, the weather - for some - is lousy, new year's resolutions may have fallen by the wayside..........

for this household, it's not the weather or the debt.

this is the slow season.

work for hubby has slowed down. after the high of holiday sales, my shop is a little quiet....

financially, it gets kinda scary.

my devotion this morning keyed in on a verse that really got my attention:

now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
~hebrews 11:1

yes. that's what i need. renewed faith.

i opened up my bible (app) and spent some time in hebrews, chapter 11

have you read it? it was kinda like a slap in the face.

a wake-up call, if you may.

hebrews 11 goes on to list God's many faithful servants and how their faith carried them through dire, impossible circumstances.

noah, abraham, sarah, moses, david..........

they faced situations and circumstances far worse than anything i've got goin on over here.

and i was ashamed.

we are blessed with so much: family, friends, a new church home, a roof over our head, food to eat, God-given talents....

and my faith was so easily shaken.

i shouldn't need that kind of wake-up call. i should be ever-faithful in all circumstances.

but i'm human and fallible.

i'm so thankful that He sees my weaknesses and loves me anyway!

faith restored, and full of praise for Him.

encouraging words with bonhomie

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