Mustard Seed Daily Devotion

Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.

In the Word

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt … If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:21a, 22

Of the Word

Have you ever heard a young child say something like this? “Jesus puts the baby in Mommy’s tummy and then when it’s big enough, Mommy will go to the hospital and the doctor will help get it out.” If someone asks the child how he knows about all of this, the answer will be, “’Cause Mommy told me!” The child exhibits complete faith in what his parents told him.

Faith is having unquestioning belief, complete trust and confidence. Do we have that kind of faith in God? Hebrews chapter 11 is all about that kind of faith. By faith Noah built his ark; by faith Abraham and Sarah had a child; by faith Moses was able to free his people from Egypt. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1). We can have complete faith in God that He will do what is best for us.

Walking with my Lord

Dear Father, I come to You in prayer. Strengthen my faith and help me to focus on You. Give me the confidence to stand up to those who spread unbelief. This I pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Living in Prayer. Written by 2003-2005 LWML Christian Life Committee. 11/31 ©2005 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105.

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