Is Your Faith Enough?

“Blessed are those who have not seen, but believe”.- Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior of our WorldiStock_000007198750Small (2)

A child’s faith is a beautiful, precious gift.   It accepts without question the amazing love that God has for us.  But as we grow into adults, each one of us will struggle at some time in our life to cross the bridge between a faith that is young and untried to a faith that will withstand any challenge.  The question isn’t whether we will ever experience doubts, but rather what we will do when they occur.  Perhaps one of the most important things we can do during those times is realize that Jesus does not love us any less on the days where faith does not come easy.

iStock_000005413574XSmallWe know that to be true because after Jesus rose, one of his own apostles, Thomas had doubts.  In fact, so much so that after the other apostles had seen Jesus,  Thomas said that “Unless I see the mark of the nails — in fact, until I touch those marks and put my hand in the wound in his side, I will not believe,”.  But Jesus did not stop loving him.  For only a short time later, Jesus came and stood among the apostles and said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands.  Reach out your hand and put it into my side.  Stop doubting and believe.   And Thomas believed.  And then Jesus told Thomas, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Diverse Students PrayingYou see, Jesus loved Thomas, just as He loves us.   He forgave him his doubts.  Just as He forgives us ours.  We can’t help how we feel, nor can we change the fact that we will go through times in our life when we struggle. What we can do though, is choose what we do during those times. We can choose to follow Jesus or we can choose to turn away. We can choose to surround ourselves with those whose faith will help to build our own, or we can choose to spend time with those who would tear down our faith. We can choose to turn to the Word of God or we can choose the word of those who do not believe.  The choice, as always is ours.

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So if you are struggling with doubts or questions.  If you have faith, but sometimes wonder if it’s enough.  If you believe, but occasionally wonder and worry.  Stop worrying.  You have chosen to follow our Lord-and that is enough.   For Jesus’ love never changes and it will never falter.  So no matter where you are in your walk with the Lord, just keep walking.  It’s enough.

Author: Theresa

ABOUT THERESA Happily married to Bill for over 30 years and Mom of two amazing children. Co-Founder and Past Director of Moms For Ohio, Theresa led the passage of legislation for the Ohio, and one of America's first license plates that says "One Nation Under God", in honor of God's place in our country and our country's history. One of the only known specialty license plate efforts that raised absolutely NO money for any group or individual, the license plate effort was simply about doing what Americans have always done best, standing up for what is right. Theresa has also testified before numerous House & Senate Committees in support of pro-family legislation including a bill to require all Ohio public schools to post donated copies of posters that say "With God All Things Are Possible" and "In God We Trust" in Ohio schools. Thousands of posters have since been donated to schools across Ohio. Partial List of Efforts Supported By Members of Moms For Ohio: One Nation Under God Specialty License Plate, first in the country, only one not to raise money for a cause or group “In God We Trust” & “With God All Things Are Possible” posters in Ohio schools School Choice For Inner City & Failing Schools Jessica’s Law Community Defense Act Local Child Safety Laws Internet Safety Laws Local Economic Development Issues Support for Local & State Police Officers Smoke Free Ohio Free Public Records Seminars Free Media Relations Seminars Ohio Marriage Amendment A website with millions of hits which over 70 countries now visit Support & Endorsement of Local & State Candidates. The vast majority of which won their races. Public Service Awards Programs recognizing elected officials, teachers, non-profits and police officers for their service to state and local communities. National, state and local TV, radio and newspaper interviews supporting both God’s place in our country and in our country's history. Recognizing that there is good in all people and that God loves every single human being and calls on us to do the same, members of Moms for Ohio enjoyed working with families and legislators throughout the state, regardless of which side of the aisle they stood on, which religion, race, or walk of life they came from. A voice for families throughout the state, members of Moms for Ohio shared one common goal, a desire to give their children a life anchored by faith and family and lighted by their hopes and dreams for the future. And a willingness to work together to ensure that the traditions and values that built this great country, family, faith, and freedom, would live on for their children, and their childrens' children. No member of Moms for Ohio was ever paid. All were volunteers. FAVORITE QUOTES • "Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people. That's where our hope is in this country, and that's where our hope is in life." -Chuck Colson "If we are not "One Nation Under God", we will be one nation gone under" -President Ronald Reagan "Favorite Quote: ""Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." -President Ronald Reagan