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Faith Test

What’s testing your faith today? My faith challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s the small ones that trip me up the most—the things that don’t seem to be a big deal. In other words, things I think I can “handle” myself.

There’s a reason God says in Psalm 37:5—

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you.

God doesn’t encourage us to commit only the “big things” to Him. He doesn’t implore us to trust Him only for that which seems impossible. God exhorts us to commit everything to Him. Faith is built one step at a time as we trust Him with every detail of life.

This morning I committed my children to Him as I dropped them at school. I committed my schedule to Him as I wrestled with the reality that there aren’t enough hours in this day to do all that I think must be done. I committed our financial challenges to Him as we try to balance the budget. Here are just a few of the other things I need to commit to Him on a regular basis:

*My family’s health and safety
*Fears about the future
*Plans for the future
*My faith. (Yes, I have to commit my faith to Him. I’m so weak. I know that apart from the Holy Spirit within me I would walk away every time my faith is put to the test.)
*Relationships (the good ones and the bad ones)
*Decisions about budget, family time, parenting choices, school choices, how to invest my time, talent and treasure…

In other words, everything!

Take a moment and commit everything to your Loving, Gracious, All Powerful, Faithful and Ever Present God. Then do the next thing, TRUST in Him. Every time you’re tempted to worry, declare (out loud if possible) that it’s already in His hands and you refuse to take it back.

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