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Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30 ESV, Romans 2:25-3:8 ESV, Psalm 11:1-7 ESV, Proverbs 19:10-12 ESV

Daily Verse: “What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?” (Romans 3:3 ESV)

APISTEO (569): “To be unbelieving and is translated disbeliever implying that the unbeliever has had a full opportunity of believing and has rejected it.”[i]

Rejected belief.

Paul brings up an interesting point, God’s faithfulness versus humans.  Everyone has moments of faithlessness, even me.  But God never does.  When we doubt, God remains faithful. 

In my mind, I hear my mother’s voice, “Ye of little faith.”  She said the words to me when I doubted God.  Her words made me pause and think every time she said them.  “What does she know I don’t know?”

My mother’s devout faith grew from her earthly struggles.  Unexpectedly losing her father at five during the 1930’s depression, mom knew hardship.   Grandma sold eggs and took in laundry to make ends meet.  They never went without food or shelter, but they had a rugged path to walk.  From her challenges, mom’s faith grew.

God never leaves.

What my mother learned amid her darkest days, God never left her.  He remained faithful when she doubted.  Decades later, her enduring faith made it easy to say, “Ye of little faith,” to her daughter, who had little experience with life’s difficulties.

God’s always faithful, especially when we doubt.  From our perspective, God seems inactive, but He’s not.  The Creator’s plan began unfolding long ago and will continue through eternity. 

In a world of self-entitlement, people struggle to realize that the earth doesn’t revolve around them.  Just because someone doesn’t get what they want or think they deserve doesn’t mean God doesn’t care.  None of us deserve anything we have.  All sinners, the penalty remains the same, death.  But Jesus paid the price so we could live life condemnation free.

Remember my mother’s words when you doubt, “Ye of little faith.”  God will bring you through the storm.  Just because you doubt doesn’t mean God’s not with you.  Give the situation time; you’ll look back one day and understand.  But for now, just believe.

[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 34) Thomas Nelson

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