Wed April 17 – Finding Faith

Romans 10:17(CEB)

17 So, faith comes from listening, but it’s listening by means of Christ’s message.


Have you ever wondered where your faith has gone. I’ve been a Christian most of my life, finding Christ in 1979. There have been numerous times when it seems my faith has left me.

I was a Catholic well before 1979, going to parochial schools from first grade to high school graduation. While I sure there are Catholics who are Christians, I wasn’t one of them.

I became a Christian four years into my marriage. It’s a wonder I remained married. But I think God had a better idea. I became a writer for a local newspaper and started a column I called Reflections, and it ran for 25 years. There were times that they wanted to pull Reflections. A couple of times. But God won out. I remember one time the managing editor told me he was getting rid of it. I scrambled to give him reasons why he should keep it. But to no avail.

Finally, I decided to pray. I was in the meeting so It wasn’t a long pray, probably just asking for God’s help to keep the column. But once I prayed, I mean immediately, the editor changed his mind and said he was keeping it.

Faith is fairly simple but hard to define. When I’m doubting, when I’m having a hard time, when it seems my faith has left me, I need to remember what Paul write in Romans 10:17: “So, faith comes from listening, but it’s listening by means of Christ’s message.”

I simply need to pick up a Bible and read what Jesus said.

by Rick Reed

For Pondering and Prayer

Faith, so easy to get it, so easy to lose it. Let’s just stay in the word.

Prayer: My Savior, I need you every second, every minute, every hour of every day. Please help me to remember I get my faith by listening to Jesus. Amen.

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