How Deep Is Your Faith?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries4 Minutes

By God’s Word, He promises to give us wisdom and revelation of what our relationship with Him should be like. He gives this to us so we can stand in the faith of His calling to receive the joy of the great riches of His inheritance.

Although we’ve been given this great gift, many of God’s people today haven’t learned to walk in the authority of His Word in all situations, good or bad.

Instead, in times of trouble — whether that trouble is related to finances, relationships, career, or any number of other stressors —many people find themselves leaning on their personal understanding and reasoning rather than relying on God’s Word.

In other words, they allow their personal circumstances to dictate the depth of their faith.

If things are going well, they declare that they are blessed and thank God for being their provider. But if life’s challenges become frustrating, their faith begins to fade and their words turn to doubt, despair, and sometimes even unbelief.

Doubt Leads Nowhere

Even in times of deepest despair, you must always remember that wavering faith will get you nowhere. You must be willing to stand in steadfast faith in God’s Word, speaking of it with an authoritative voice over every situation in your life. Your faith needs to rest in the comfort of what Jesus said:

If you have faith and do not doubt . . . if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast to the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. (Matthew 21:21-22)

Jesus wasn’t talking about easy faith or casual prayer. He was talking about the kind of faith that holds strong against any situation, regardless of how impossible it might seem. Jesus was talking to those individuals who have faced the trials of fire and affliction, and still came to such a place of surrender that His Word remained the absolute authority in their lives!

Does that describe you — in every challenge that you face — or someone you would “like to be?”  The Lord knows your weaknesses and your strengths, and He realizes that you may not be at the exact place you’d like to be. He realizes that many of His children, just like you, are not walking in absolute faith.

But rather than rejecting those who have wavered in their focus, He asks only that you come to Him saying, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief” (Mark 9:24).

If you’ve found yourself focusing on the troubles of your personal life instead of the promises that He has given you, take time now to rebuild your relationship with Him. Ask Him to center your focus back to where it should be — Him.

Use the resources below to reacquaint yourself with your faith in Him as your Savior in all things, or share this article with someone who needs to hear an encouraging word.

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