The Strength Of Faith
"Jesus said to them in reply, "Have
faith in God. Amen, I say to you, whoever
says to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and
thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt
in his heart but believes that what he says
will happen, it shall be done for him."
Have confidence! God loves us now;
Here in the midst of doubt and sin.
His mercy heals if we allow
His touch to our wounds deep within.
Have confidence! God will provide;
He knows our needs better than we.
He leads the way when we decide
To follow Him -- the blind can see!
Have confidence! Cling to His hand;
He holds us fast through all our storms.
He knows the way -- He has it planned;
Through the crises, our hearts He forms.
Have confidence! Accept our place --
We're precious children of the Lord.
Our weakness overflows with grace
When we welcome mercy outpoured.
For confidence, bold and assured,
Can move mountains within our lives:
Faith is strengthened, hope is secured,
And love, once tepid, fully thrives!
(c) Paul Buis, 2001
(1) Mark 11:22-23