Enduring Faith


Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1
Over the years, I have always been considered a woman of faith. I have believed God for great things and He has consistently been loyal and dependable. 
But there are moments when, like the father in Mark 9:24, I exclaim, Oh God, ” I believe, help my unbelief.” When circumstances around me seem like gigantic waves which distract me from the faithfulness of Jesus. At such times I begin to wonder if I have heard God correctly or maybe I have missed His voice. Most often than not these fears are provoked by finances. 
Operation donations for Hope House this year are the lowest they have ever been since starting the home. On a weekly average we are only receiving 1/4 of the finances we need to meet budget. 
Outreach teams and special donations have been what has helped us scrape by. Even so, there have been many weeks where we could barely pay the staff. 
 In moments and seasons like this, I realize how frail my faith is and I ask for your prayers. 
Please pray that I would have enduring faith. I’m not asking for unwarranted faith, but rather a firm belief in the One who has consistently sustained us. 
Please pray that God would move the hearts of his people to give generously, faithfully and quickly to this ministry. 
Please pray that God would give Rodney and I wisdom, courage and faith to hear God and follow Him in spite of what seems practical. 
“Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.” – Psalm 33:20

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