"And without faith it is impossible to please God..." Hebrews 11:6
I read once that "it is the quality of faith and not the quantity that matters". When I think about faith, I think of my ability to surrender, and how sometimes it is easier to do so than at other times. For some reason whenever we try to encourage one another and urge ourselves to have faith, we tend to often speak of how much God is capable and powerful and make it sounds as if our lack of faith (ability to surrender) is a clear disbelief in the power of God to Do. Though I think it might greatly help to meditate more on the fact that "God Wants" as much as "God Can".
Whenever I am going through some trouble, I often reach out to the people around me or whoever I think might be able to help out. Like when I am looking to change my job, I make a list of all my friends and people in my network who are connected and have resources in the job market, thinking that they would probably be able to help.
I send e-mails, make phone calls and meet with some, and I find that though many would not have the ability to help, only few would go out of the way to think of someone who would.
The same goes for me, whenever a friend of mine is stuck somewhere and in need of a lift home, a place to stay or make an urgent payment, I might not be able to help on my own, but I am sure to go all out and find the right people and resources to solve my friends' problems and bail them out of trouble.
I find that I share this quality with some treasured friends, the compassion to not be able to see someone suffer and stand back hands tight when they reach for help. We make sure we examined all our resources and then even go out of our way to be of help.
Today, when faced with a problem that is out of my control, I remind myself to bring it before my Higher Power, He would not be able to see my pleads, cries and pain and look the other way.
Today, from the sealing of the high obstacles and the roof of pains and sufferings I bring down my friends, dear ones and needs before my Higher Power. For He has compassion. (Matthew 9:36; 14:14; Luke 7:13-14)
Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" -- (Mark 1:41)