Faith is like a muscle that needs to be exercised, but how do we do that? At times when we are tested or tried, our faith is being stretched. When we continuously trust Him by acting faithfully upon His Word and by remembering His wonderful deeds in gratitude, we are expanding the opportunities for our faith to increase. By trusting in God and believing in His sovereignty in this world and in our lives, we are exercising our faith that He has given us. By believing in His sovereignty, we are seeing all events through the lens of God’s purposes.
Faith knows that God’s promises never fail. Faith chooses forgiveness and love when we have been wronged by someone. Faith believes in His sovereignty, even when there is a gap in our understanding of how He is working for our good.
We might be tempted to associate “more faith” as a quantity, making it something that we pursue. However, faith is either present or not. You either believe in God or not!
Jesus gives us a perfect illustration in Luke 17:5-7. The apostles said to the Lord “Increase our faith!” He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea”, and it will obey you.
I love how the Bible.org puts it, “the issue is not our great faith but our great God.” It is never about how much faith we have. It is a matter of “in whom” we are placing our faith and our willingness to be humble and obedient. God can do more than we ever can imagine, if we are willing to place our faith in Him, even if our faith is the size of a mustard seed.
Life is full of joy, but also some personal storms – financial hardships, teenager challenges, health crisis, employment worries, ageing parents, etc. When we find ourselves in these moments, let’s bow our heads in prayer relying on our faith in a Mighty God. His faithfulness in the past, should always be a reminder that He will continue to be faithful through the storms in the future.
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