A Little Faith Strengthened by Christ (2 Timothy 1:7)
[For] God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. —2 Timothy 1:7
Richard Sibbes wrote:
[I]f the wicked spirit is never idle in those whom God has delivered up to him, we cannot think that the Holy Spirit will be idle in those leading and government is committed to him. No, as he dwells in them, so he will drive out all that rise up against him, until he is all in all.
What is spiritual is eternal. Truth is a beam of Christ’s Spirit, both in itself and as it is engrafted into the soul. Therefore it, and the grace wrought by it, though little, will prevail. A little thing in the hand of a giant will do great things. A little faith strengthened by Christ will work wonders.
(The Bruised Reed, p. 92)