There have been many times in my life I felt alone, afraid and hurt. Yet I stood when I didn’t feel like standing, I held my head when I felt like falling to the floor or hiding under the covers. It is only through the grace and mercy of God that He lifted the pain of what others inflicted upon me or my family. It seems no one understands. Yet God in His wonderful ways is the only One who can do this. He was with me when I felt worthless, not perfect enough, lost and undone. He is the Almighty God who in His wisdom reaches down His hand to caresses my hair and whisper “I love you” when hope is flown away from my thoughts. Faith, we all must find faith and allow it to grow. Seasons of life come and go, without faith it is impossible to please Him.
Faith is confident and knowing God-given assurance that He will and do what His Word is and does.It is believing in His promises, the validity and that these promises hold true if you believe. It works three ways in our life.
It first forms a basis for a commitment to Christ when we first believe and give our hearts to Jesus. Faith doesn’t stop there.
The mature Christian life requires that faith develop because a genuine depth in faith leads to a deeper walk during our development. Through thick and thin we must trust in Him even through the pain we endure.
The next stage of faith is that only with it we can receive miracles for the needs we have. This is when we release God’s power to meet those needs.
How do we increase our faith? Walking with Him daily, becoming more and more like Jesus, reading His Word, attending church to hear the Word, going through challenges of life and learning to trust the Almighty. All these things will help your faith grow.
Daily we must give positive declarations over ourself with confessions of victory and abundance. We must allow the Holy Spirit to come into our lives and dwell within us, heal us. Our mouth will speak the true nature of our heart. Although life in itself is hard and rough at times, it is not by our own strength but by the strength of God which renews us daily. Live and affirm God’s presence in your life daily and watch your faith grow. We must remember the Lord is with us at all times, walking with us, loving on us, healing us, protecting us, listening to us and desires a relationship so strong so that we do not look to ourselves but to Him daily. It is through the pain of life at times that our faith grows in leaps and bounds because without Jesus we would not have endured. He alone is our source and strength.
There is no turning back once you find faith.
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