Saturday, April 4, 2020

Real Faith in God

In the trying days in which we live, our faith will be tested. The problems before us with COVID-19 will try our faith in God. Real faith will stand firm through it all. In this world, your faith will be tested. If it's not real faith in God, it is sure to fail. When its real, "the testing of your faith produces patience" (James 1:3).

How can we have real faith in God? God not only requires faith, but He also provides faith. God does not believe for us, but He enables us to believe. It's all of grace, and the word grace means gift. Our relationship with God is by grace through faith. 

We receive real faith through the Spirit of God and the word of God. "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). Faith comes to you, as you hear and read the word of God. Feed upon the word of God to strengthen your faith.

Thank God for the gift of faith. Feed yourself upon the word of truth in the Bible. Read and memorize the wonderful promises of God. The Holy Spirit who inspired the word of God is the same Holy Spirit who will give you faith and strengthen your faith. That's real faith that gives you victory, "and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith" (1 John 5:4).