I'm pretty sure that all Christians experience bouts of weakened faith from time to time. It can be tough to get through on our own, but even in this, we are not alone. Jesus is still our good Shepherd and is just waiting for us to call for help, yes, even when our faith is weak or has taken a blow.
Here are some ways that I've employed to help me get through those difficult times ...
How to Strengthen Our Sometimes-Weak Faith
(in no particular order)
Admit that your faith is weak to God in prayer. Just acknowledging it is the first step in dealing with it. He's not going to belittle you or scold you for needing help in this area. He loves us and wants us to come to Him with everything!
Study your Bible! As Christians, I hope you're a faithful student of God's Word. If so, you have a whole book of remembrances of how God has been faithful to His people throughout history. If you're not a faithful student of God's Word, then this is a good time to delve in and learn about God's faithfulness.
Along the same lines, take a look at your life and acknowledge God's faithfulness in your past. A thumb through my prayer journal is a faith builder. Seeing how God has answered past prayers is another reminder that He is faithful.
Listen to spiritual songs that build your faith. Create a playlist of faith building go-to songs ready to hit the button and play.
Ask God to strengthen your faith ... the father of a demon possessed child did and God did!
Mark 9:23-25 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”
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What can you add to this list? Let's build a resource to put into play when we're struggling with our faith.
May God be gloried in all that we do,
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