Lacking Faith

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Are you lacking faith sometimes?

I have been thinking about this lacking faith business as I have made another transition in my life. It is stressful and has some uncertainty. We are so bombarded at times with so much negative in today’s world, it takes a conscious effort, I believe, to be positive and hopeful. I think our faith is an extension of that. It is hard to be negative all the time and really have faith that the Lord is watching over us.

 

 

Do you have this problem? Here is some encouragement I found on Focus on the Family regarding lacking faith.

Do you ever struggle with a lack of faith? Faith is not something we just have or do not have. It involves a process of ups and downs, victories and setbacks, triumphs and disappointments with every passing day. That’s because faith is an aspect of our interactive relationship with God—a product of our walk with Christ and the constant, gentle influence of His indwelling Holy Spirit.

 

Every Christian has to wrestle with doubt, fear, failure and inconsistency. In a certain sense, that’s the only reliable road to a true and lasting faith that can weather the storms of life. Even the original disciples of Jesus (“men of little faith,” as the Lord affectionately called them) had to work through this. Just at that moment when belief should have come easiest to them—when the Risen Christ Himself stood before them on a mountaintop in Galilee—Matthew records that “some doubted” (Matthew 28:17).

 

So if you sometimes question, or if you’re still trying to sort it all out, know that you’re not alone; as a matter of fact, you’re in very good company. Meanwhile, be encouraged in the thought that even the merest shred of faith—faith as tiny as a mustard seed (Matthew 17:20)—is all that it takes to bring an approving smile from your heavenly Father (Hebrews 11:6).

 

Next Time You Feel You Are Lacking Faith

So, the next time you feel you are lacking faith, remind yourself that no matter what, your Lord is still with you even if your faith is little at any given time. As we learn to consistently rely and trust in Him, our faith will be stronger and our anxiety in uncertainty less. Either way though, He is there with us every step of the way.


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