Feed Your Faith

beautiful sunrise, fox, deer, March 2014 013Faith is like a certain provision we take along on our road of deeds.
Faith feeds our courage to step out.
Faith knows that raging waves submit under the Master’s feet,
and understands that rushing waters
part with a Word of Christ’s command.
Faith is not needed for that which we can do ourselves,
But for the impossible!

beautiful sunrise, fox, deer, March 2014 010How would I know that you are my Light,
If I’d never seen darkness, but all had been bright?
How would I know that you are my peace,
If I’d never been scared, but all wars had ceased?
How would I know that you are my hope,
If I’d never despaired, and all gloom had eloped?
How would I know that you are my calm,
If I’d never felt strife, and my worries were gone?
How would I know to put faith in You
If I’d only been challenged with the things I could do?

boys, sunrise in March 013That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men
but in the power of God.

1 Corinthians 2:5
~
(Heidi Viars, 2014)

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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35 Responses to Feed Your Faith

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  2. Heidi, I really love and appreciate the encouragement in this poem. It tells me that I’m in a good place if I think I can’t do this walk but for the grace of God. He enables us to do the seemingly impossible-that’s a faith fact to focus on. Thanks for reminding us.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  3. “…Faith is not needed for that which I can do ourselves,
    But for the impossible…”
    I really like this poem, Heidi, especially the previous line.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thank you, Bill … I read your last post to my husband last night …. you are an inspiration to us in our challenges. I appreciate you pointing us to Jesus and His strength … the only strength that will not fail us! Blessings

  4. Thanks. This is very encouraging. I do have some impossible things ahead of me to do.

  5. Beautiful, Heidi, as usual. Have you seen the new post? Generosity is up!

  6. Oh, your beautiful words are so encouraging, so needed when so many cares and anxieties distract me from fixing our eyes on The Lord. God bless you, sister!

  7. A Servant says:

    Awesome Heidi. The inspiration of scripture and the beauty of God’s creation. What more can a post contain?
    A Servant

  8. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Such eloquence, Heidi! And you’ve highlighted an important truth: without darkness and trouble, we cannot experience fully the stunning contrast of God’s Light, peace, and power. Praise God and thank YOU!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, Nancy! What place we find ourselves when we trust our entire lives to Him, our omniscient Father! We can trust Him. He knows. Blessing to you, sister. Praying your weekend will be filled with Glimpses of Him.

  9. Rene Yoshi says:

    Gorgeous images and wonderful poem! Amen! Sometimes when people ask for advice about decision-making, I advise them that God has given us responsibility, so we need to do what we can do, seek the Lord, and let God do what only He can do. He has always been so faithful and gracious, like a Father that says, “Jump, I will catch you,” or like a Father who rescues when we try to step out without Him. 😀

    • Heidi Viars says:

      We are in the most capable hands when we surrender our lives to Him! What you said in your comment blessed me more than my words can express! Those words came from the Lord to my heart! THANK YOU, Rene~

  10. Heidi, this is stunningly beautiful. The poem, the photos. Thank you so much for what you bring our way- of sharing from the Father’s heart with us. BTW, sharing another one of your cards with someone today. Love your ministry!

  11. Shelly says:

    As always, beautiful photos and even more beautiful and inspiring words!

  12. sf says:

    GORGEOUS photos!

  13. cshowers says:

    Amen Heidi… and without faith, it is impossible to please Him. 🙂

    Blessings to you, my friend,
    Cheryl

  14. Beautiful Heidi and just what I needed to read tonight! Your words and pictures are always so encouraging to my soul!!

  15. Debbie says:

    I really needed reminded that faith is for the impossible things, the things I can’t do. And such beautiful photos! Thank you, Heidi, for ministering to me tonight. God bless you.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Oh Debbie, how good to see you!!! You’re such a blessing to me and I get so excited when I see you “pop” up 🙂 Much love to you and thank you for your encouraging words!

  16. Beautifully and appropriately penned for this moment in time, Dearest Friend! xxxxx ❤

  17. Widow Beach says:

    Beautiful. I’ll take God’s wisdom and power over man’s “brilliance” any ol’ day. God bless you.

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