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“All things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23 

Faith is the principal thing in the Christian religion. It is the spiritual eye, enlightening the mind, directing the feet, and cheering the heart — the whole turns upon it.

As our faith is — so are our strength and fruitfulness in good works. At the same time, there is nothing more difficult to be maintained than faith, even after the work of grace has been actually wrought in our hearts. Therefore, nothing is more needful than to pray for faith as long as we live. May the Lord give and increase it continually! 

Nothing can be stronger in the universe, than the hand of faith. By this, we lay sure hold on our most glorious and almighty Lord in Heaven. Such an inviolable union is thus established between Christ and a believing soul, that none can separate the one from the other. Faith breaks through the greatest obstacles, removes mountains of difficulties, and possesses, as it were, a kind of omnipotence. “And this is the victory that overcomes the world — our faith” (1 John 5:4). Nay, it even wrestles with God and prevails (Genesis 32:28). As straw cannot withstand the force of fire — so God, being a wall of fire around His people, the greatest power of our mighty enemies shall be consumed like the stubble! 

Look upon Him steadfastly, my soul, and believe in Him with a simple heart. Wondrous are His ways with His people, and past finding out! At last, all their sorrows and strife, by the management of His infinite wisdom, must come to a glorious and triumphant end! 

Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (16901774)

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