(1 Samuel 13:1-14) In this passage Saul revealed his lack of faith, and trust, in the Lord. Rather than following God’s instruction he took matters into his own hands. I think we all have times where we fail in this same area. How strong is our faith in all areas of our lives, and especially when times get tough.

God promises to be right there with us at all times, yet we still forget that at times. This is much like the panic, and lack of faith, the disciples had when they were out on the sea and it began to storm. They thought they were doomed, even though Jesus was right there in the boat with them. How many times will we let our lack of faith cause us take things into our own hands, or lose trust in God presence in our lives?

The scriptures give us many examples of people that have fallen because of their lack of faith, but it also shows us many examples of the blessings that come from holding on to our faith. My desire is that the Holy Spirit would continue to work in my heart to help me keep strong in my faith, in all areas of my life. This means not feeling the need to take things into my own hands, but to wait in the Lord for His timing and direction.