"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead..." Romans 1:20

Friday, July 29, 2016

Faith, Hope and Love

I wanted to write about hope, but found I'd already written a post called Hope.  Then I thought I could entitle it Hope and Faith, but found I'd already written about Hope and Faith, too.  Then I thought about the framed print on my nightstand. . . .

A member of our extended family is facing a health challenge that the doctors hold no hope of cure for.  But I do.  I know that with God anything is possible.  Therein lies my doubt, Lord.  I know that you may not choose to do what I want.  I could just pray, "Thy Will be done," whatever that might be, but we are also told to ask for what we want.  Yet, when I pray for a miracle of healing, I can sense a modicum of doubt.  Jesus says we must pray believing in order to receive.  Otherwise, do not bother to pray.  

As I write, I wonder why I used the word "modicum"--it is not a part of my everyday vocabulary.  So I looked it up:  a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable.  Doubt certainly is not desirable or valuable!  But, faith is.  Jesus tells us that we need only as much faith as a tiny mustard seed--a modicum of faith.  

I realize now why love is greater than faith or hope.  It is God's love in me that nurtures that seed of faith which gives me the hope I need to keep asking until He answers.....To keep believing.

Father, I will not give up hope because I will let Your Love abound in me so that You shall be glorified.  I am asking for healing for Pete from the cancer that has overtaken his body.

Link to scripture:  Luke 17:5-6

Take action:  Believing Prayer


  1. It is said in the bible that when three or more gather & ask in the "name of Jesus Christ" of a heartfelt prayer that it will be granted. This is my prayer as well as yours to grant a miraculous healing of Pete. May our GOD grant our earnest pray in the name of HIS beloved SON.