Daily Delight

Monday, January 30, 2017

Truly I tell you, 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 (NIV)

I recently discovered that I have now been struggling with chronic throat problems for four years. This bothered me perhaps more than it should have. I had been determined from day 1 that God would heal me, and yet here I was, in the consultant’s hospital room once again. I had my tonsils taken out. I had tried all medication. I also knew that God had called me to lead worship. I just couldn’t add things up.

But later when I was praying with a friend, it occurred to me; I’m not supposed to be able to add it all up. Why? Because God has control of my life – not me. Not only this, but it is by faith, even only small faith, that miracles happen. Faith means not trying to solve the problem yourself.

While I may not have lost all faith that God could heal me, I did begin to doubt whether I was truly called to sing and whether my faith was too infested with doubt to ever see this illness healed. But then came God’s reassuring voice: “Nothing will be impossible for you.

We all have mountains in our lives. Yes, some are bigger than others. But all only require small and frankly human levels of faith to be moved. And it is in these moments where we practice our faith that it actually grows and the crevices of doubt are slowly replaced with the reassurance that God is in control.

Whatever your mountain is, speak the truth that God is all-powerful over it.
Declare that “if God is for [you], who can be against [you],” (Romans 8:31, NIV). Take the faith you have, however big or small it might be, and give it to God. 

Believe that His timing is superior to your own, and His ways are higher than your ways. 

Much, much higher.

About the Author

Naomi Grace Armstrong≫ ≫
 Naomi is a nineteen-year-old university student who spends more time in Church and with her friends than she actually does studying for her English and Journalism degree! She lives in the rainiest city in the UK (Manchester) - but that doesn't stop her from spending lots of time walking, listening to her immensely long Spotify 'Praise' playlist and coffee shop hopping. She has a passion for overseas mission and has been a worship leader for some time now.


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