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What You’re Forgetting When Your Faith Is Weak

Sometimes it’s hard to pray. Sometimes it feels like you’re repeating words, not talking to a person. From this we may even wonder if our faith is weak.

When that happens, what are we forgetting? What is missing?

He Who Promised Is Faithful

Are your prayers unanswered? Are you in a time of waiting? When you’re waiting you’re vulnerable. Doubts can grow. Especially when you’re experiencing suffering.

You begin to ask:

  • Why is this happening?
  • Why does God let it happen?
  • If God is still good, why can’t I feel it?

As a Christian, you know God is still good. But what can you do when the goodness of God begins to feel like a distant memory instead of a present reality?

7 Verses for Laying Aside Distractions and Keeping the Vision of Christ

The treasures of Egypt did not hold him back, nor the pleasures of sin. Moses set his course. He refused to be called a prince of Egypt. Instead he chose affliction with the people of God.

If ever there was a case of laying aside a wealth of distractions, it was Moses.

Why did Moses chose God’s vision?

How to Be Holy (Old Testament Style)

For the good, the bad, and the uncomfortable, go to the Old Testament. Because it’s largely a narrative, the Old Testament shows cause and effect—of every kind. You can trust it to tell the juicy parts.

I want to show you some match-ups I discovered. It’s a set of revealing comparisons of those who got it right and those who didn’t.

I found two principles:

1. Why holiness matters.

2. How people become holy.

I’ll share these principles at the end. But see if you can find them yourself in the following comparisons:

What’s in Your Heart, Christian? (Most People Miss This)

Painting of Jeremiah standing by the ruined temple

Christians want an eternal perspective. They want to know how to respond to sorrow and sin in the world and in their own hearts. But how?

Jeremiah standing by the ruined temple

Since these are matters of the heart, the answer begins with a heart examination. When we look within, what do we find?