Faith is an important commodity in the life of any and every true believer. The Bible tells us that faith is “…the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.(1)” Likewise, we are told that without faith “…it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarded of those who diligently seek Him.(2)” It is in that vein that I share the following from some of my devotional reading this morning. It comes from the pen of a man who possessed and exhibited extraordinary faith throughout the course of his life & ministry. Read on and enjoy the simple, poignant, comforting and encouraging words of George Mueller ~
“Faith is the eye by which we look to Jesus. A dim-sighted eye is still an eye; a weeping eye is still an eye.
“Faith is the hand by which we lay hold of Jesus. A trembling hand is still a hand. And he is a believer whose heart within him trembles when he touches the hem of his Saviour’s garment, that he may be healed.
“Faith is the tongue by which we taste how good the Lord is. A feverish tongue is nevertheless a tongue. And even then we may believe when we are without the smallest portion of comfort; for our faith is founded not upon feelings, but upon the promises of God found in His Word.
“Faith is the foot by which we go to Jesus. A lame foot is still a foot. He who comes slowly nevertheless comes.”
(1) Hebrews 11:1 (2) Hebrews 11:6