Unwavering
 
Having faith is a critical part of being a Christ-follower. So what is faith? Well, Dr. Kroll defines it this way: Faith is confidence in the righteous character of God that fosters trust and hope even when your circumstances foster doubt and despair. 
 
We see three examples of faith in Matthew 9:1-8 and 18-26. None of these people’s situations were good, yet they had absolute confidence in Jesus. I find their examples encouraging and good reminder of the importance of keeping my focus on God. 
 
So what did you see from Matthew 9 today about faith? What are some things we can do to stay strong and also grow our faith going forward? Tami W.

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