Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/24/15

This week’s scripture is from Romans:

Praying Hands2“Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”   (Romans 4:3)

We receive God’s grace through faith, and we believe through faith. We have faith and we trust in our Lord, but where are we when our faith fails, when we fail to live in righteousness, when our faith falters and we fail our Lord. Is our faith lost? Are we forsaken? Certainly not, for we learn from Abraham’s life  that faith is a journey, that failing to keep in faith has consequences, but that we might return to the Lord in righteousness if we return to faith again. For Abraham failed too, but his faith endured, and our faith must also endure. When we fail we need to take up our faith again, for life’s challenges and setbacks are but opportunities to strengthen our faith, and God’s grace is sufficient to overcome, and to renew our faith.

May the Lord bless you to endure in faith every day.

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