Friday, April 16, 2010


Suppose one of my sons is caught in a bear trap in the woods and lies hurt and bleeding, crying for help.

As his father, do I stop to analyze the quality of his faith? Do I ask myself the question, “Does my son have enough faith in me to trust that I'll come to his rescue?”

No! A thousand times no! I run to my boy's side—no questions asked—no faith involved—because I am motivated by a father's love for a hurting child. His faith doesn't motivate me. It is not anything he does at all; it is simply my love for him.

What kind of an earthly father would leave a child bleeding and hurt in some forsaken woods simply because the child didn't voice some kind of faith in him? And God will never leave one of his children to suffer alone. He will never shut his ear to their cries simply because their faith in him is weak.

"If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself" (2 Timothy 2:13).

My faith, your faith, all faith must rest on the lovingkindness and concern of our heavenly Father. We are commanded to glory in the love and everlasting kindness of our Father.

"But let him who glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight…” (Jeremiah 9:24).

God so loves his children, he hears before they call, like a mother who anticipates her baby's cry. That is why David prayed, "Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, quicken me and give me life according to your [righteous] decrees" (Psalm 119:149 Amp.).

He loves me and comes to my rescue when my faith is weak, when I don't deserve any answer from him, all because of his tenderness and kindness.

"The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy" (Psalm 103:8).

The greatest peace has flooded my life since I have convinced myself that God loves me. So much so, he will come to my rescue and do what is right in every situation of my life. Weak faith or not, he still loves me and nothing can hinder that love.