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“O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Matthew 14:31
Jesus immediately reached out his hand
and took hold of him, saying to him,
“O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

I

wonder how often Jesus would say this to me.  How often I am surprised at God’s timing and we are in wonder that it happened the way it did, and then I think, of course, God could and would do this!  Why didn’t I expect it? Like a gift of  red mushrooms that was so unexpected.  I’ve seen it often with my daughter, Jessica, who has had three open heart surgeries, one being a total unexpected surgery, when we “just happened” to be at the hospital when she went into heart failure.  I’ve worried and panicked often in my heart over what our children have gone through with the death of two of their siblings, one being so traumatic for them and how this could “ruin” them, and God says to me “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?“.   Instead He shows me how He has  bestowed on our children

. . .  a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
Isaiah 61:3 

I’ve seen our children have sensitive hearts towards hurting friends, and reaching out to them when others would have turned away or given up quickly.  I’ve been in awe of their burdens for others and doing more than many adults would.  It’s not been because of our parenting.  It’s been because of our Heavenly Father’s parenting.  It’s been God using the painful times for His glory.

Yes, my faith lacks often, but

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

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Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 33 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ Homeschool mama of 26 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

One thought on ““O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

  1. Some things in life we will never understand. And yet God uses those things and events to mold us to become more like Jesus. How wonderful to see that He has softened your children’s hearts toward others who may be hurting.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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