Friday, July 31, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse
What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness? Not at all!
Romans 3:3-4 NIV
Thoughts on today's verse...

Sometimes when we bring our doubts and fears into the presence of God, we may fear that He won't hear us because our faith is weak or lacking. That just isn't so! Look at some of those who walked with God in the Old Testament. I like the example of Job. He lost everything. His companions were convinced that he had sinned against God. His wife told him to "curse God and die." Yet he continued to pour out his troubles, his doubts and fears to God. He railed against God. Yet when he finished his lamenting and wrestling with his faith, he found a faith that was even and ever stronger than what it was before all his troubles began. That's the kind of faith I want! I want to be able to tell God I have doubts and concerns, because if I don't that will drive me from the heart of God.

Do you doubt that God loves you? Do you doubt that He cares? Do you doubt that He will be able to see you through any and all circumstance? Do you doubt that He even exists and that faith is even real? Take all those doubts to the foot of the cross. God can be trusted with your doubts and fears.

My prayer...

Father God, there are days, there are moments, there are times when my faith wavers. I wonder if all I believe is true and if You have redeemed me through the blood of Christ. May I be courageous enough to pour out my heart to You. Then I ask that You surround me with Your peace and calm my heart. In Jesus name I pray ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,



  1. Hi Tamara,
    Your post today was such a blessing, and so timely. I have been stuggling with doubts and fears, and I feel a little ashamed to tell God about them, when He has always been so faithful to me, and since I just recently seen him work in my life so amazingly, I think it strange of myself to be doubting all over again. I suppose that is just my humanity, my flesh, sometimes it rages against my faith. I know God is always faithful, however, I am not. Today, I feel a little like Job, and I will take my burden to the foot of the cross.

  2. Hi Tamara, oh it is good to read your post and as always I love its message and your prayers to me are beautiful. I have happily returned from vacation and look forward to your post every day. I hope you are well my friend...:-)

  3. I have a tendency to espouse an attitude more of (biblically inspired) what am I that God should even consider me. And yet while that has me 'letting God off the hook' for things that cause me pain or distress, I need to be more of a person concentrating on His tremendous love and goodness, a path I try to consciously follow each day.

    blessings and hugs,

  4. Marcy, I understand totally what you are saying. I call it "worm theology"! Lowly worm that I am... not worthy... but we are my Friend. God would not have let His only Son go to the cross if we were not "worthy" of God's love.

    Welcome home Bernie! I'm doing well, but the dr. still won't let me go to work. Need to have an ECG, then he'll see.

    Teresa, we're not much different than the Disciples - our spirits are willing, but our flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41 and Mark 14:38).

    Have a great weekend all - and Hugz!

  5. I tell you, I can honestly say that I don't know how Job did it. I know that he was a man of God....and I fear that I might have caved under the pressure. I would hope not.....
    Thank you for the scripture...for the devotion.
    Lord, help me to depend on You and trust You for matter what the circustances.
    Tamara...please let me know about the results of your ECG.... I pray for you. I thank you for praying for me.

  6. Lord, I believe, help me with my unbelief.


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