Mustard Seed Planting: Holding Unswervingly to Hope

Mustard Seeds

We’re reading through the New Testament as a family. Each night, we read a chapter and discuss it. I’m still surprised by the details the girls pick up on that I miss because I’m more familiar with the text and skim over it—or I’m not paying attention like they are! I’m always looking for nuggets to take away, to turn over and examine, to ponder until our next reading.

Tonight I found a doozie. It was especially good because today I realized just how active God has been in taking care of us, even when I haven’t seen Him at work. He revealed one way He’s been stretching our resources to provide for us, and we also had a very big concern alleviated—our insurance company is going to pay for Roo’s infusion medicine! The enormity of the bill (if payment was denied) was really wearing on me. Obviously, it was another one of those things I’ve held onto, not letting Him carry it for me.

On top of that, I got more good news when I found out that my blood work came back fine, so I don’t have to see the pulmonologist again!

During the wait to see these prayers answered, I have wavered quite a bit. Some days I have been full of faith and confidence in God’s ability to take care of these problems; other days I have withdrawn in despair, not seeing any way out of the pit of issues we’re dealing with.

How could I have been so faithless? He revealed His provision and care in abundance today, and I’m ashamed that I ever doubted.

To help me build my faith and remember this lesson, I’m memorizing that nugget I found in Hebrews tonight:

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 (NIV1984)

How do you hold unswervingly to hope during dark times?

Please join Rebecca and me as we share the verses God is using to transform us. Link-up or leave a comment here or at Mom’s Mustard Seeds. I love to see how God is using His Word in your life, and He often uses your posts in mine!

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4 Responses to Mustard Seed Planting: Holding Unswervingly to Hope

  1. How do I hold on…I go to him in prayer…and I call on friends to lift me up…the fellowship in the body is powerful…..and loving friends like you….keep the pruning from being too terribly uncomfortable…and the difficult days filled with his light and encouragement!

  2. Sara says:

    I hold unswervingly through daily reading of the Word. Then, I enjoy discussing what I’ve read with others–especially those in my house. I also love to listen to worship music when in the kitchen can sometimes feel like all day! :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sara! I agree that the Word and worship music are invaluable!

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