God often gives His people "weed" experiences as well. He allows us to deal with trials and situations that we feel very incapable of working out. It’s in these times, that we discover more about God’s power within us that gives us the ability to overcome insurmountable problems.
If we were given the choice to enroll in these faith-stretching courses, most all of us would respond by asking for a withdrawal slip. Many times these "assignments" are exceptionally difficult and we feel like there’s no way it could ever work itself out.
It seems, more often than not, we discover our faith in God, our ability to pray through difficulty, and deepen our understanding of God’s word. Our prayers become more intense and focused. When our stretch assignment has been completed, we will then be more ready for the next one—because we know what our God can do even with a tiny mustard seed of faith!
Dear Lord, I feel like I’m in a faith-stretching assignment that is well beyond me. I need your wisdom and insight to finish this task well. In Jesus’ name, amen.