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Q:

I have a lot of problems, and my friend says that, if I just have enough faith, God will take them away. Is she right? If so I guess I'll always have them, because my faith isn't very strong.


A:

No doubt your friend is sincere and wants to help you, but God hasn’t promised to take away all our problems if we just have enough faith. Sometimes God does intervene and take them away in response to our prayers of faith, but not always. Instead, sometimes He gives us the courage and strength to carry on in the midst of our problems.

No one had a stronger faith than the Apostle Paul, and yet, in spite of his faith and his prayers, God chose not to take away a particular problem that oppressed him (an unnamed illness). Instead, in the midst of his weakness, Paul experienced a new measure of God’s power and love. He said, “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness'” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9).

Don’t misunderstand me; no matter what problems we face, we should turn to God and seek His help. After all, isn’t it better to face our problems with God than without Him? Remember Jesus’ words: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).

Most of all, don’t be satisfied with a weak faith. Begin by making sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and then grow in your faith by making the Bible and prayer and fellowship with other believers part of your daily life. God loves you, and He wants you to learn to walk with Him every day.

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36 Comments

  1. Judy says:

    Billy Graham has been a part of my life for 68 years! I remember seeing in a crusade in my town long ago. My brother was saved in that crusade. He presents Christ, the gospel of Salvation, and asks for a response. Simple. Very effective. Thanks!

  2. Alan says:

    I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. 'Nuff said.

  3. David says:

    Last year, this time, God healed me of lung cancer. Now -biopsy this Thursday with another mass in my right lung. If God did it before, he can do it again and for you too. Just Believe and trust God for His Will be done and accept the answer.

  4. David says:

    you must always remember that the same grace that saved you will build your faith as well.

  5. Laura says:

    Jesus promised He'd be with us even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20). Knowing He's always there, even when I'm struggling, I have hope to hold onto.

  6. Kathie says:

    Our precious Lord is with us always. I talk to him constantly. Only recently do I live in fear of this untruthful government and I wonder if our great country will disintegrate.