Faith is either strengthening or weakening. And the difference between those is up to you. Faith is a very personal matter. Someone can have faith with you, but I’m not sure how anyone can have faith for you. Others can set an example for your faith, or even encourage your faith by their words and assurances, but faith is a personal experience and expression. Here’s what I have discovered. It gets harder and harder to believe a promise when delay and circumstances conspire to make you doubt the God who made the promise.
“Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.” ~~ Romans 4:20
That is why we need to ask the Lord to teach us to rely on His strength and to have the faith of Abraham. When we encounter “hopeless” situations, ask God to help us to keep our eyes on Him instead of on our circumstances. and to remind us not to wait for the manifestation of our miracle before we give Him thanks and praise. Then thank Him that we follow Abraham’s example of faith, we will impact the lives of others and glorify Him!
How does this happen? How do we grow stronger through our faith? Since biblical faith isn’t just affirming things to be true of God, but also putting our trust fully in God, the more we trust God each and every day, the more we will grow stronger as people. Our strength grows when we rely upon the immeasurable strength of God. Thus when we face trials or hardships, we grow stronger through our faith because we learn to trust God more than we did before. Therefore, our strength, like that of Abraham, brings glory to God.
My prayer for you today is that God’s promises will remain sure and steadfast in your heart. Have a wonderful day spent in the presence of the Lord.
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