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"Faith Moves Mountains"

June 16, 2003

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Matthew 17:20 (Jesus said to them,) "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there and it will move.'"

Someone has said that doubt creates mountains. In this promise of Jesus we are assured that faith can move the mountains of doubt.

If it were possible for us to turn back the calendar just six months and then look forward once again, how many mountains would we see along the road that were put there by our doubts?

The anxious mother worries about getting the bills paid. The worried father is concerned about problems and new responsibilities at work. Tired students have lost sleep worrying about tests for which they have studied their best. Each one is afraid of a mountain that has been created by doubt. Yes, it is true that doubt creates mountains.

But faith removes them. Not just any kind of faith, certainly not faith in ourselves or in some kind of providence! The faith that moves mountains is trusting the heavenly Father, who has revealed His love for us by sending His Son into the world for our salvation. He has assured us that He will give us strength sufficient for each day. It is in His strength that we shall be prepared to move whatever mountains are set in our paths.

PRAYER: Lord, give me such a faith as this. Amen.

(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House (out of print). For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)

Today's Bible Readings: Proverbs 16-18    Acts 2:22-47

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