In this post, we will be sharing with you some tips on how to stay strong in your faith – Keeping Your Faith Throughout The Storms.
There are times in our life when we go through storms, and these trials can test our faith. Life is filled with many challenges and some are more challenging than others.
There are moments when you may feel as if you cannot take another step, but it is during these times that you need to hold on to your faith the most.
The Bible says in Romans 8:18, "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us."
This scripture is so powerful because of the hope it gives us. Faith, which is the substance of things hoped for, is something that sustains us through the storms of life.
Even though it may seem like things are falling apart, we need to keep our eyes on the bigger picture.
Why A Strong Faith Is Important
These days, it seems like your faith is constantly tested everywhere you turn. Life is complex and demanding, and sometimes you face so many setbacks that it leaves you feeling like you have nothing left to give.
It’s times like these when your faith is more important than ever. You see, faith grounds you and helps you through the daily troubles of life. Jesus, Himself promised us that we would never have to face anything alone.
When we keep our faith, we are expressing our trust and dependence on God.
Keeping Your Faith Throughout The Storms
To remain strong in your faith through the storms of life, there are several things that you can do. In this post, we share 6 concrete ways you can stay strong in your faith.
1. Read the Bible Daily
As you do your daily Bible reading, focus on the verses and pieces of scripture that reinforce the idea of staying strong through the storms of life and never giving up on your faith in the Lord.
Paying particular attention to what the Bible says to do when you feel weak can give you newfound strength for the journey.
So many scriptural verses talk to you about strength and persevering in your faith. Note your favorite ones by jotting them down in a prayer journal, or marking the pages of your Bible.
If you have a day when you particularly struggle, ask God to lead you to what he wants you to read. Then, close your eyes and open your Bible to a random page. Point to a verse and read it to see what God wants you to hear at that moment.
Even if you don’t fully understand it at that moment, keep it in your heart and ponder it more throughout the day and ask the Holy Spirit to minister to you.
2. Join a Church Group
There’s nothing quite like joining with other Christians for the sharing of faith and fellowship. If you are not making enough of these types of gathering in your day-to-day life, then seek out a group.
Your church will most likely have a variety of groups that meet regularly based on age, sex, or interest. Pick one that interests you and join! Commit yourself that you will meet with them regularly, no matter how busy you are.
When you see how others weather the storms of life by keeping their faith and trusting in Jesus, it can inspire you as well to renew your faith. Gathering with other believers gives you a place to share your challenges and receive feedback based on scripture and the love of Jesus.
Having a core group of people to share our joys and struggles can help when you feel like faith is slipping away.
3. Set Aside Time For Daily Prayer
Prayer is a key to a strong faith, and if you neglect your prayer life, chances are that your faith will soon grow weaker.
As you pray, it helps to think about the many ways that God has been faithful to you and blessed you in the past and a way to express your gratitude for those times.
Since God has remained faithful to you, you should also remain faithful to Him. Talk with God about the challenges you’re facing and ask him to let you feel His presence during any trying times.
Don’t be afraid to keep asking God to answer your prayer request! Remember the parable in Luke 11 when the friend knocks at a door asking for bread. It is his persistence that finally yields him what he wants.
Luke 11:9 says, “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be giveth to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.” Apply this verse to your life and keep asking God to restore it.
Finally, let us remember that our heavenly father is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow, and forever. Commit yourself to perform good works in His name and you will notice how the Holy Spirit strengthens your spirit and allows you to persevere in faith.
4. Remember What Brought You To Your Faith
You realized that you needed to have a personal relationship with Jesus at some point in time. Maybe you grew up in the faith, but it only got stronger as you became an adult.
Maybe you only discovered Jesus after you entered adulthood or some tragic or unfortunate event in your life caused you to seek Him.
Whatever the case, always remember how you felt when you discovered the love of Christ for the first time. Try to recapture that feeling by doing some of the things that helped you feel it then.
Think about the love and zeal you had in your heart when you entered the church for the first time. Remember how you felt how much Jesus loved you and how you developed a personal relationship with Him.
As with human relationships, sometimes you get busy and neglect your heavenly relationship as well. All it takes to rekindle your spirit is to think about the rock on which your faith stands. That rock is Jesus, and His love for you never wavers, so you should not let your love for Him waiver either.
5. Read Spiritual Books
Reading the Bible is important, but if you’re looking to grow as a Christian, you must also read other spiritual books. Ask members of your Bible study group what other Christian books they are reading.
Reading other Christian books written by true followers of Christ can inspire you to grow in your faith. Also, as you read, take time to reflect on what the book is teaching you and how you can apply it to your life.
- We suggest dedicating at least 15 minutes a day to spiritual reading. Find a time when your household is quiet, maybe early in the morning or late in the evening.
- Hearing how others live their faith through their own words and stories can help you grow your faith as well.
- You can also increase your knowledge of the word of God by subscribing to newsletters from some Christ-believing bloggers or following other true Christians on their social media.
Reading and contributing to these blog posts makes another great way to connect with other like-minded Christians.
6. Remember That God Is In Control of Your Life
The main thing to remember when you feel like your faith is weakening is that God is ultimately in control of your life.
You may not understand everything that is happening in your life at the moment, but God knows what is best for you and will always be there to help you through whatever struggles or challenges you may be facing.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28
Consider the fact that God’s love for us is unfailing, and that should give us the strength to persevere through any difficulties we may face in our lives. Knowing that God is always with us should be enough to help us overcome any obstacle.
So if you are feeling like your faith is waning, trust that God has a plan for you and know that He will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)
"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." - 1 Corinthians 15:57
Praise God for His goodness, and ask Him to help you grow in your faith. Also, remember to surround yourself with other believers who can encourage you and help you stay on the right path.
When we come together as Christians, our faith will be amplified and we can accomplish anything through Christ who strengthens us! (Philippians 4:13).
Let us, therefore, remember to always cast our cares upon Him, knowing that He will never leave or forsake us. - 1 Peter 5:7
Trusting God in the storm
When we go through tough times, it can be easy to question God and wonder why He would allow us to suffer. But even in the darkest of storms, we must remember that God is still in control. When we trust God, we are putting our faith in His perfect plan for our lives and knowing that He has a reason for everything that happens.
At times, we may feel like our faith is wavering, but it’s important to remember that God is always with us, even in the midst of tough circumstances. So take time to reflect on God’s love for you, and rest in His promises that He is working all things together for our good.
Conclusion On How To Stay Strong In Your Faith
Remember, faith is something that you all must work on every day. Some days it comes easy, and other days it’s much more difficult. The most important thing to remember is that God is always there. He is constant and unwavering.
We hope that these suggestions will leave you feeling blessed and renewed.
What Does It Mean To Have A Strong Faith?
Strong faith is a result of having an unshakeable trust in God. It doesn’t mean that you will never experience hardship or difficulty, but it does mean that you have complete confidence in God’s plan for you and that no matter what happens, you know that He will never leave your side.
We hope that you have been blessed by our collection of tips on how to stay strong in your faith – Keeping Your Faith Throughout The Storms.
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