How Can I Increase My Christian Faith?

By Karyn Markwell | 26-Feb-09 in Christian Living
Karyn Markwell

Many Christians report moments – and even seasons – of doubt in God and His Word. Here are some passages for when you’re feeling weak, to encourage you and to reignite your faith:

  • First of all, the Bible teaches that salvation – and the promise of eternal life – are provided to all who repent of their sins, believe in Christ’s death on the cross, and make Him the Lord of their life. This is Good News indeed!
    • ‘I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life’ (Jn 5:24). This is just as true today as when you were saved, whether that was hours or years ago. No matter what troubles you experience here on earth, God promises you a future in Heaven with Him
    • ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding’ (Pr 3:5). We may not always understand God’s ways, but we are called to trust and obey them regardless. His ways are higher than ours and He has everything under control – even when it all looks so bleak from our viewpoint
  • After we are saved, we have the privilege of a relationship with Him
    • ‘In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence’ (Eph 3:12). The Bible teaches that we can come to our Father God with all of our troubles. He is waiting and eager to hear from us
    • ‘But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you’ (Ps 5:11). We should be glad to love and rejoice in the One Who saved us!
  • We can draw great confidence from God and His promises
    • ‘But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit’ (Jer 17:7-8). The Bible teaches that we will continue to grow in Christ – ‘to bear fruit’ – as He waters and tends us

If you’re feeling weak in your faith and need a pick-up, seek some extra time alone with God and get into the Word. You’ll be encouraged and your faith will be strengthened.

(3 Comments)
  • juli
  • 12-Jan-10 15:33

God is the true love , God loves you which(who) your you are, seek for it and podras to feel filling with his(her,your) love your heart.

Whenever I have fasted which hasn't been to much lately I feel very wealthy -post fast. I mean, to not just be able to eat but to have a choice of food is really amazing, something the majority of poeple on this earth don't have. May I have the strength to share this. Michael Dandy

  • Lisa
  • 01-Apr-13 17:52

If we don't have enough faith, God will allow things to happen that will build our faith, for example, all the bad things that happen to us he wants us to give them to him, in turn with giving him our burdens, he can build our faith. If everything always went good all the time we would not need God, and we could not have to have faith, but faith is produced when we trust God to make things better for us and he does! also trusting God no matter what other are telling you, but to know he will work it out for you. Thats faith.

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