Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Faith You Need

Have you been been praying about something for a long time? You may wonder if God is hearing you. So you have prayed over a problem and the answer has not come? The faith you need will trust God's faithfulness and stand upon God's promises.

The faith you need refuses to give up, knowing that God hears and answers prayer. The power of prayer is faith, and the power of faith is the Holy Spirit. Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Look to Jesus Christ for the faith you need. "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2).

Doubt says, "I prayed yesterday and God hasn't answered my prayer. I guess He didn't hear me." Faith says, "I prayed about my problem and I know God heard me. He will answer in His time and in His way." That's the prayer of faith.

The prayer of faith includes giving thanks to God. When you ask in faith, you receive from God. Receive with thanksgiving to God. Thank God by faith before the answer actually comes. With such faith God is pleased.

Doubt blocks you from answered prayer. All of us deal with doubt sooner or later. How can you defeat doubt to receive from God? The prayer of faith clings to the promises of God in the Bible. The faith you need stands firm on the promises of God.