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Q:

I pray often every day and try to stay focused on God, but sometimes I wonder if I'm just kidding myself. I want to have a strong faith, and sometimes I feel I do, but no matter how much I pray my feelings don't last. What am I doing wrong?


A:

It isn’t wrong for you to pray frequently, of course; in fact, God urges us to “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We are dependent on God for everything, and one of the ways we acknowledge this is by turning to Him in prayer.

But prayer by itself is like a diet without protein! Yes, prayer is important to our spiritual growth–but of even greater importance is God’s Word, the Bible. You see, without the Bible we are in danger of making up our own ideas about God, and even wondering (as you do from time to time) if God exists or if it is all in our imagination.

God has given the Bible to us to tell us about Himself, and apart from it we don’t really know who God is or what He is like. Most of all, through the Bible we discover that God loves us, and He has shown us His love by sending His only Son into the world to die for our sins. Make sure of your commitment to Christ.

Do you want your faith to grow? Make the Bible part of your spiritual diet every day, for the seed of faith grows best when it is planted in the soil of God’s Word. The Bible says, “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17). Build your faith on its truth.

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8 Comments

  1. Abego Agnes Abooki says:

    May the Lord continue using you people to act as net prophets so that every body in the world may know about God and His goodness so that we continue to do His will and produce good fruits for worldly people may see, hence accept Christ as their personal savior.be blessed.

  2. sunday says:

    My brethren we should learn how to thank God in everything he has done in our life because he is great and good.
    Thank you Jesus for your provision in my life.

  3. chad hamilton says:

    My fiancé broke off our engagement 2 weeks ago. I had lost my way for a while but because of this I have grown closer to God than I have ever been. I have talked to him everyday and read the word and pray everyday. He has answered me on several occasions and has shown me everything that is going to happen between us. He showed me letting her go and her dealing with all this and her having a hard time. And then her making her way back to me. I still have doubts but I am certain all this is going to come true. How can I remove the doubt and just have faith in him…..

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Chad,

      Many times, God uses the hard times we experience to draw us closer to Him and strengthen our faith. No matter what happens in our lives, God is always there to lean on. This article from Billy Graham may be helpful to you:

      – BGEA staff

  4. Schenedra Ellis says:

    i just wanted to say thank u father God for everything that u do and bless the soul of those who take their time and pray for ppl like myself. satan is real as well as christ. we as christains have to keep in mind of this and everyday give God the glory .lord i thank u jesus

  5. matthew west says:

    Much appreciated God bless you

  6. benson says:

    I want to grow my faith and be a Gods giant in faith.

  7. joy says:

    God grow us to believe what we read about him without qestions. Sometimes Gods looks too simple, yet difficult to trust, but that’s is the essense. Only then cn it work for you. God bless u with a reminder of this.
    Mrs Avwenaghor Joy.