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Q:

Why is my faith so unstable? Sometimes it's very strong, but sometimes it's so weak I'm not even sure it's still there. Is this common?


A:

What you describe may be fairly common, but it’s not the way God wants us to live. Instead, God wants us to have a stable, steady faith, a faith that becomes a solid foundation for our lives, and grows even stronger as the years go by.

And God has provided everything we need for us to have this kind of faith. First, He has given us Jesus Christ, who came into the world to rescue us from sin and make us part of His family forever. Is your faith truly in Christ, or only a vague belief in God that comes and goes? If you’ve never done so, put your faith in Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your life today—and He will.

God has also given us the means by which our faith can be strengthened. For example, He has given us His Word, the Bible. Make it part of your life every day, even if it’s only a few minutes or a few paragraphs at first. Additionally, God has given us the privilege of prayer. God speaks to us through His Word, and we speak to Him through our prayers, not only bringing our burdens to Him but thanking Him for all He does for us.

Finally, God has given us the privilege of fellowship with other believers. When we come to Christ, we become part of a new family—the family of God. You need them and they need you. The Bible says, “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom” (Colossians 3:16).

Draw close to God today.

 

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42 Comments

  1. Jennifer Haywood says:

    Thanks

  2. Jodie Sutton says:

    Studying the Word daily. I cannot live without it. Jesus Christ’s words show us how to live. God wants for us to follow Him. Thank you for the devotion today. I strongly believe. God bless.

  3. Queen says:

    True words. There is a need to make Bible study a daily routine in our lives. For our faith to be strong, we need HIS Word. 🙏

  4. David Miller says:

    God is in charge. Have the faith. Happy 99th birthday, Brother Graham. Thank you.

  5. Sue says:

    I know God gives us trials to make us stronger, but since my parents divorced after 41 years of marriage, I have had a lot of anger in me and I know God doesn’t want that. Since that time I have gone downhill and my family and I don’t visit or get along anymore. I have asked my family to help get this matter taken care of but we got no place. I need to put more faith and trust into the Lord Jesus Christ.

  6. Gwenn says:

    Why do I feel like a Pharisee? I read the word, I know my sin but when I repent and ask forgiveness I continue to mess up. When I pray to stand in God’s strength I fail again and let my words hurt. I believe, I pray, I read but then I fail over and over again. The word says the Lord knows His chosen ones and hears their voice. I know He hears me as He has been there over and over again for me but then why can’t I love like He loves, forgive like He forgives, do what He has called me to? Why can’t I be what He created me to be?

  7. Deborah Trent says:

    Thank you so much because when I am weak, my God is strong.

  8. Elizabeth Kanyama Zulu says:

    Indeed we need to work on our faith because many are the times we are drawn by the works of the enemy, every day and frustrations all over our lives. We need to be consistent with the Word of God every day. God help us.

  9. Thelma Cooper says:

    Thank you, Billy Graham!

  10. alex chi says:

    Glory to God.