Saturday of Labor Day weekend feels like Friday doesn’t it? Okay…I tried. Welcome to Saturday with 2/3rds of our 21 days of scripture complete. Today and tomorrow will be a bloggers choice just like last weekend. I picked scripture that challenge and comfort me. I pray they will for you as well.
Psalm 138:8 NRSV
8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands
Read the above verse once again. It is filled with strong faith and a hint, or more, of doubt.
Lord, you will fulfill your purpose in me!
Lord, please don’t forsake me!
Can faith and doubt coexist in one person? I certainly hope so or I am in big trouble. The psalmist seems to indicate faith in one sentence and doubt in the next. The reason for this passage isn’t to explain “why” or “how to live with both” but to say you aren’t alone if this describes you.
Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief. Grow my faith despite the doubts in my life. Help me understand that it is your faithfulness that makes my faithfulness a reality. Therefore, no matter how much my faith waivers yours never will.