The Four Seasons

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3

Children are perceptive. This is why our faith, lived out in actions and words, is powerful. As we learn to remain anchored in Christ, we influence those around us and especially those who look up to us.

One of the best ways to inspire a steady and unshakable faith is to read the Bible, and specifically, the stories of people who faced challenges. As we see God’s provision in the lives of others, our faith grows. Another way is to start a journal of remembrance by writing down answers to prayer and gifts from God. When our souls are in a season of loss or discouragement, these recordings of God’s affection and provision remind us: This season will not last forever.

Finally, our own stories and vulnerability can encourage others in their faith. The reason the Psalms touch our hearts is that they are a tapestry of emotions anchored in the awareness of God’s goodness. The Psalms give us permission to feel and acknowledge the difficulty of the season we are in while reminding us to trust God with the outcome and move forward with courage.

Abiding fully means praying much.
Andrew Murray

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