What is faith? How does faith work? How to stay in faith when going through a rough time.
Several times in the Bible we see how Jesus met peoples’ needs in response to our belief. Mark 5:34 is just one example. “Jesus said to the woman, “You are now well because of your faith.”
How did this lady obtain such great faith?
Can we have the same level of faith for God to meet our needs? According to Hebrews chapter 11, verse 1, faith begins with hope. It says, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see.”
Both natural hope and supernatural hope start with a desire, a longing, or a need. Natural hope is founded in reasoning. It is wishful thinking. For example, you hope your sports team will win or you hope you will get better. Supernatural hope, on the other hand, is a sure expectation founded on the promises of God. When it comes to God, we have to believe for things that we cannot see. It requires supernatural faith to trust and obey God when you can’t see him.
When you asked God to be His child, you couldn’t see him and had no proof or logic in the natural as to how it could be possible, yet you knew in your heart that he saved you because you believed his Word and received inner peace. The same God, who made you His child, wants you now on a daily basis to receive by faith His power, joy, love, peace, forgiveness, provision, healing, deliverance and protection.
Jesus instructs us in Mark 11, verse 22, to “have faith in God.” In the original language, this means having the faith of God. Paul said in Galatians 2:20, “I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” The Apostle Paul tapped into the faith of God daily and you can too.
How do we tap into the faith of God?
1. Continually remind God and thank him for the fulfilment of His promise.
2. Do not be swayed by your emotions.
3. Encourage yourself continually by reminding yourself of the faithfulness of God.
4. Do not dwell on when or how you think God should answer your prayer.
5. Put your faith into action.
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