gathering

FAITH

For years I’ve looked at this verse and thought, “How do I muster up enough faith to please Him?” I mean, I want to draw closer to God, and I do believe He exists, and the Bible says that He rewards us for seeking Him, but where do I get the faith to get this whole thing going? Where does it come from?

His Strength

Sometimes I feel like I am failing. It is a feeling that often creeps in when I look around at the laundry I haven't done and the bills I've forgotten to pay. When I notice how my heart is quick to seek foolish comfort in judging others to feel better about myself. When I hear my tone of voice harden as I allow myself to be angry with my husband. It comes when I feel my patience slipping away in my interactions with my children. I see how far I am from the woman that I want to be, and I begin to feel like a failure.