When You’re Tempted To Give Up Hope - Beloved Women - September 1, 2023

Published: Sep 01, 2023

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When You’re Tempted To Give Up Hope – Beloved Women – September 1, 2023


“And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17: 6 ESV)


Inwardly, I stopped believing.  Although I had been praying about a particular circumstance for several years, somewhere I stopped expecting my situation to change.  I reasoned that, in one area of my life, things might never be different.

Have you ever wrestled with doubt?

Sometimes, we experience challenges for an extended period of time and find it difficult to have faith in God.  In Luke 17: 5, the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” (ESV) This was in response to Jesus talking about how we should freely offer forgiveness. 

In listening to His instructions they asked for an increase in faith and Jesus responded by saying they only needed faith the size of a mustard seed.   Here Jesus encourages those with little faith by saying a small amount of faith is sufficient to do what seems impossible.   This is a timely encouragement for anyone who is struggling with doubt.  If you are in this place today ask God to give you mustard seed faith to believe He can do the impossible in your life.


Dear God, Thank You for the promise of what You can do with mustard seed faith.  Please help us to believe in You against all doubt.  Help us to turn to You no matter what circumstances we are facing.  In Jesus Christ Name, I pray. Amen.


What difficult situation are you facing?  How can you apply mustard seed faith to this area in your life?


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Originally published Friday, 01 September 2023.