HAVING FAITH IN GOD
God has given each one of us the ability to put our faith in Him. Faith simply means to believe or to trust. Ephesians 2:8 says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." Faith is the avenue in which God brings us to salvation. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:6 says, "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Since it is through faith that we are saved, we cannot rely on our good works to be accepted by God. True faith in Him changes our hearts because the moment we truly believe in Him, the Spirit of God comes into us and begins to change us from within. We can go to church every Sunday, give tithes and offerings, or serve in the church, but everything else is meaningless if we do not have true faith in Him.
Faith is a choice that we need to make, and we can either put our faith in ourselves or God. If we want to experience the power of God in our lives, we must put our faith in Him. The more we rely on God, the more we will experience the saving power of God in our lives. Miracles happen through faith in Him, for when we put our trust in the power of God, He performs things that are beyond our control and understanding. When confronted with a challenging situation, we need to choose to trust in God in going through it. 1 Peter 5:7 says, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." Casting all our anxiety on Him means surrendering our burdens to Him by putting our faith in Him that He will take care of us.
Since God has given us the ability to put our faith in Him, let us choose to believe in Him today. And if we are doubting or having difficulty trusting Him, let us pray that God would grant us the strength to believe in Him.
Ask yourself these questions: Is there anything that I need to trust God for today? What does it mean to have faith in God? What happens when I put my faith in God?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for giving me the faith to believe in you. Please help me to put my faith in you in the current situation that I am in. I give you all the burdens that I am carrying today. Please help me to trust in you and not in my understanding and strength. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.