Thursday, November 24, 2011

Faith and Strength

An example of faith was found on the wall of a concentration camp.  On it a prisoner had carved the words:

I believe in the sun, even though it doesn't shine,
I believe in love, even when it isn't shown,
I believe in God, even when he doesn't speak.

I try to imagine the person who etched those words.  I try to envision his skeletal hand gripping the broken glass or stone that cut into the wall.  I try to imagine his eyes squinting through the darkness as he carved each letter.  What hand could have cut such a conviction?  What eyes could have seen good in such horror?

There is only one answer.  Eyes that chose to see the unseen.

By Max Lucado.

"Father, you promised that there would be faith and strength and hope to meet life's problems.  Father, give that strength to those whose anxieties have buried their dreams, whose illnesses have hospitalized their hopes, whose burdens are bigger than their shoulders."


He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak.
The people who trust the Lord will become strong again.
They will rise up as an eagle in the sky;
they will run and not need rest;
they will walk and not become tired.

Isaiah 40:29,31

Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest.  Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives.  The teaching that I ask you to accept is easy;  the load I give you to carry is light.

Matthew 11: 28-30

God is our protection and our strength,
He always helps in times of trouble.
The Lord All Powerful is with us;
the God of Jacob is our defender.

Psalm 46: 1,11

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