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A Shot of Faith

“Like a morning with no coffee, there are times when we are sluggish in our faith. Times when trusting God doesn’t come easily. Times when we need a shot of God-caffeine in our day. A spiritual espresso. What can we do at these times? Are there things in the Scriptures that tell us how we can strengthen our trust-muscles and jump-start our faith? Absolutely!

One practical way to build your faith is by remembrance. When David was just a shepherd boy, he had courage to face a giant partly because he remembered the previous victories the Lord had allowed him to experience. He approached King Saul with great confidence, saying: ‘The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine’ (1 Samuel 17:37).

David’s past victories fueled his faith and helped him to trust God for his present deliverances. Ours do the same. We can face our giants with equal confidence when we pause to remember how the Lord has worked in our past. As Corrie ten Boom put it, ‘Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.’”

Excerpted from Trusting God by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, and Mary Southerland

Daily Reflection: Take a moment to reflect on a time when the Lord has helped you achieve a victory in your life. How can you carry this feeling with you throughout the day?

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