St Johns Presbyterian ChurchThere was a woman in a community who was well known for her simple faith and grace under pressure. She had endured many trials and difficulties in life – and yet remained vibrant and full of hope. Another woman who had never met her, but had heard of her faith, came to visit one day. “I must find out the secret of her calm, happy life,” she thought to herself. As she met her she said:” So you are the woman with the great faith I’ve heard so much about.”

“No,” came the reply. “I am not the woman with the great faith, but I am the woman with a little faith in the great God.”

The angel who meets with Sarah and Abraham to tell them they will have a child in their old age, asks the elderly couple, “Is anything too wonderful for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14)

A similar question is put to Jeremiah, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Jeremiah 32:27)

Then, when the angel Gabriele appears to Mary to tell her she will give birth to the Messiah, he says to her, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)

Later, Jesus himself echoes this promise, “All things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27)

We worship a great God. It is not that God is going to answer every prayer when or how we’d like. No. However, we can trust that God will help us make a way through the trials and difficulties of life. For with God, nothing will be impossible!

Let us pray: Loving God, today we pray for even a little faith – faith enough to lay our burdens and concerns at your throne of grace. Amen.