A Little Faith

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

“So do you know what you’ll be doing in the fall?” she asked, brushing the hair away from her eyes as we walked.

“Nope.  Not too sure.  I have some ideas, but nothing is set in stone.  I’m excited to see what God will do.”  Though spoken with all the confidence I could muster, the words sounded empty.  I wished I could say “I’ll be touring with this ministry, and volunteering with this other one, and writing for this magazine and, and, and.  But I couldn’t.

“Oh well I’m sure something will work out.”  She smiled brightly, nothing but hope in her words.

“I’m sure it will!”

As September approaches, I’m starting a new stage of my life – one that will require being certain and sure of God’s goodness, his plans and provision.  Every since I can remember I’ve had a plan.  I used to plan my birthday party months in advance to make sure no one forgot.  I would plan my summers all throughout the school year.  I had a plan to travel and go to bible school after graduating from high school.  A plan to get my Education Degree when I returned home.  And after three years of teaching, I’ve resigned my position and my plan.

In this time of uncertainty, it feels a bit like I’ve jumped off the side of a cliff…exciting and scary.  I look through my day planner and the empty pages scream, “Am I good enough?  Did I do the right thing?  Is God really good?”

That’s it.  Is God good?  Can he be trusted?  Is he who he says he is?

Because if He is then all I need is a little faith.  I just need to believe that a mustard seed grows into a mustard plant and not a weed.

“Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, 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. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

4 thoughts on “A Little Faith

  1. Heather ~

    Great post. I feel very much the same. As Dir. of Women’s Min’s at church, I have a need for speakers a couple of times a year but haven’t a clue about who to call on in our area. And there are others out there, right here in my city, who need speakers and don’t know about me yet!

    But we’re leading with faith! Praying with you!


  2. thank you for this post and the reminder that God is all powerful and amazing – we need just a little bit of faith and he will grow it. I too am looking at my fall calendar that has no speaking engagements lined up in it yet and find it hard to stay positive as I answer people’s questions about what will I be doing. I know that God has a plan and my job is to focus on Him and be ready for whichever doors he opens.

  3. Heather:
    Thank you for your story of faith. This leap is very intentional and God is going to bless the new journey. Thanks for keeping it real.

    Cheers! Stephen

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