And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. – Hebrews 11:11-12
Dear Heavenly Father,
It's easy for me to get discouraged when I do not see the fulfillment of your promises to bless me as soon as I expected. Sometimes I wonder if you will turn away from me because I am so easily discouraged. But then I see in this passage that you commend Sarah for her faith, even though she pushed Hagar on Abraham because she doubted, and she laughed when you sent visitors to tell her she would have a baby in a year. You saw her imperfect faith and you counted it as righteousness. Oh, how little faith you will commend! I do believe in you Lord and I believe in all of your promises too. But in my heart lurks doubt too. Help me overcome my unbelief and thank you for fulfilling your promises in spite of me. I will not let Satan lead me to despair because I know you count my weak faith as righteousness.
Pastor Don Patterson
It only takes a thimble of faith to grab a life preserver when you are drowning.