Yesterday my wife asked me if I ever felt like I was preaching to myself. “Yes.” I’ve felt that way especially in this series on Isaiah. Sometimes I need to hear God’s word just as much as the congregation.

In some ways, I’m struggling right now. Intellectually I know that God will take care of us, but sometimes convincing my heart is another matter. I feel like the father in Mark 9. “I do believe. Help me to overcome my unbelief.”

Belief and unbelief residing in the same person. Desiring to follow God, and yet hesitant in those initial steps. I so want to follow faithfully, but sometimes it’s hard to step out in faith and not try to fix things on our own.