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Romans 9:32-33

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There are many people who stumble over accepting Jesus as their Lord:

“”They stumbled over the stone that causes stumbling, as it is written: ‘Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion that will make people stumble and a rock that will make them fall, and whoever believes in him shall not be put to shame.'” -Romans 9:32-34, NAB

As we look around, especially in our modern culture, many struggle with accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, but this is nothing new.  The Jews struggled to accept Him, even after being around to witness His miracles.  If they stumbled back then, it is no surprise that people continue to stumble today.

You may be stumbling yourself.  Accepting Christ into your life is a true act of faith, and it is not one that we overcome very easily.  Do not worry; you are not alone.  Few people have had a rock solid faith since their childhood; therefore, everyone had to stumble at one point in their life or another.

Do not be afraid to admit that your are stumbling a bit.  Some people have had a sense of faith for years, but fell back into a time of stumbling.  Once again, it’s okay.  You are still not alone.  I can tell you from personal experience about a roller coaster faith with its peaks and valleys.

Did  you know that Mother Teresa struggled with her faith at times?  Here is a woman that was one of the most influential Catholics of the past century, and she struggled with her faith.  Now, we call her Blessed.  Faith is something that we will all struggle with from time to time; no one is immune.

If you are going through a period where your relationship with Christ is struggling, fear not because the Lord is there for you.  You may not see Him or feel Him, but He is anxiously awaiting your return.  When you need help, He will be there.  When you struggle to carry on, He will be there.  When you are ready to come home, He will be there – today, tomorrow, and every day thereafter.

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