When Your Faith Seems Too Small (a Prayer)

When Your Faith Seems Too Small (a Prayer)

2016 stretches ahead, beckoning as a clean slate. It’s my default to project it as a wondrous year, simple and fulfilling.


A Wondrous Year

Yet reality in a broken world says otherwise.

There will be sorrows and hurts and deep valleys. There will be ugliness. I can count on it.

But even in the face of that ugliness, I can count on my projection to be true as well.

Glory and wonder shine bright. Sometimes exposed in moments of sweetness. Yet sometimes buried under days of hard; sometimes masked by layers of hurt.

Still it’s always present.

And by faith we can experience it. The glorious wonder of a fractured world redeemed by the grace of a loving Savior.

By faith we can experience the glorious wonder of a fractured world redeemed by the grace of a loving Savior. Click To Tweet

It’s a gift like no other: In the midst of the dark, shines always a brilliant light. We can count on it!

By Faith

Prayer for When Your Faith Seems Too Small

Father of all that was and is and is to come,
Sometimes we only see darkness; sometimes only fog.
Sometimes we struggle to see beyond the cloudy present.
We lose sight of the good.
But by faith, we can trust it’s there as our forefathers trusted.
By faith Noah built the ark.
By faith Abraham went out, not knowing where he was going;
by faith he offered up his son Isaac.
By faith Moses left Egypt behind;
By faith he led his people out of slavery.
And by faith we can trust that light still shines in the dark.
By faith we can trust that light will dispel the fog.
By faith we can trust there is clear sky to be found behind all the clouds.
But in those “sometimes,” Lord, our faith can seem so little.
Help us to know the sufficiency of Your grace.
Strengthen us when we grow weak and weary.
Open our eyes to the glory and wondrous hidden in each unlikely moment.
Open our eyes to see your glorious redemption in all we receive.
For in your mercy and love we rest.
In Jesus’ powerful name. Amen!

by faith prayer

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“Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

Reflections: What are you trusting God for today? 

This is part of my 2016 focus on receiving from God all He has for me. Read more about why I chose this One Word by reading this post. 

Receive - One Word 2016

More than 4 years of counting and I’ve surpassed 4,500 gifts in Ann Voskamp’s Joy Dare! What a blessing! Here are numbers #4,621–4,641. Read my entire list by clicking here.

  • Rawness and beauty of the winter storm; Christmas escape to the barn with the kids and Dave; Rachel’s excitement and understanding of gift opening
  • Joy of being together as a family; Gifts we can all enjoy; Cuddling and reading to Rachel
  • Winter hike with the guys; Annual Nerf gun war with lights out; Beauty of candlelight reflecting off the window
  • A morning wrapped up with more family board games; New mercies each day carrying us into the New Year; Snow glittering in the light of the headlamp
  • A day of party prep and reflection; Walk at dusk through a beautiful blanket of snow; Laughing until I cry
  • No line for returns at Walmart this morning; Having people in my life who help and care for me; Fun gathering with a few wonderful friends
  • Looking down the pew and seeing all our children worshiping together; Impromptu sledding while on a walk with Danny; Reading a delightful story about a guinea pig to Rach (a favorite animal of hers)

By His grace ≈


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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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