Finding Faith In Unsuspected Places

I have met some really interesting people this past year. Some have names you have heard of and others do not. Some have done things that are well known and other do things only God knows. But in all cases I have been so challenged and encouraged. Sometimes you meet people under the strangest and unexpected circumstances that really open your eyes. We had a man come by for help yesterday who was destitute. I cannot tell you how little he had and just how dependent upon God he was. He challenged me. He didn’t do it directly but I felt it. He didn’t have any words of condemnation for me. He didn’t point out any of my flaws or weaknesses but watching what he was going through and how well he was handling it was humbling. It made me realize there are times I rely on myself way too much and the result is always so, so small. But when we put our faith in the Lord, receive our daily bread, and live in relationship with our Father as if everything really did depend on it…that is when life really is “life to the full.”

“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,

“God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.”

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

– 1 Peter 5:5-7


About mattdabbs
I am a minister, husband, and father. My wife and I live and minister in Saint Petersburg, Florida. My primary ministry responsibilities include: small groups, 20s and 30s, involvement, and adult education.

One Response to Finding Faith In Unsuspected Places

  1. hank says:

    Thanks, Matt.

    God, be thou merciful to me, a sinner…

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