DEVOTIONAL PAGE - "Brethren, I have written a letter unto
you" (Hebrews 13:22).
March 18, 2019
Ever Wondered Why?
Ever wondered why you respond to some
stormy trials with confidence in Christ
and others with doubt, anxiety, even
It may be because your obedience was
consistent when one trial hit and
missing in action when the other came.
Remember, Bible meditation alone will
not sustain our faith. The tree of faith
- however well watered by the Word -
thrives only in the soil of consistent
obedience. Steady obedience grows and
strengthens faith's roots; steady
disobedience disturbs and weakens them.
prepared for "Count it all joy" moments
(James 1:2-4) by keeping your roots in
place and your heart steadily nourished
by the Word and Spirit of God.
Consistently trust Christ and steadily
obey Him, or in His words, "abide." "If
you abide in me and my words
abide in you..." (John 15:7).
If you haven't been abiding lately,
confess it and repent. Begin a new
pattern of consistent trust and
wholehearted obedience today and your
roots will begin to take hold and grow
again and the strength of your
God-confidence will return like Samson's
Then the next time our Father permits
Satan to storm into your life hoping to
uproot your confidence in Christ, you'll
be ready. And God will use that very
storm for His own purposes: to more
deeply root, purity, strengthen, and
mature your faith! Instead of being
extirpated, your faith will be edified!
not shake or stumble or fret or worry or
pray panic prayers or foolishly question
why God let all those waves and winds
fill your circumstances and threaten to
ruin your day's Galilee crossing. You'll
simply quietly pray about the matter,
commit it to God, thank Him for
answering, offer Him praise, and go your
way in God, doing the next duty as unto
Your roots will remain strong and the
tree of your faith will stand firm,
grow, and thrive in God-confidence - and
show others how to keep their roots in
Strengthening my roots,
Greg Hinnant Ministries
PO Box 788, High Point, NC