Does your faith have an expiration date of when doubt and unbelief will take over? Faith must undergo a battery of stress tests when you walk with God; it’s part of the course for you to run long laps—huffing and puffing. Therefore, if God inserted what you’re waiting for in your heart—keep running; it shall come to pass. In the meantime, praise and thank Him for what’s to come.
But me, I’m not giving up. I’m sticking around to see what God will do. I’m waiting for God to make things right. I’m counting on God to listen to me (Micah 7:7, MSG).
Nonetheless, we know it’s not easy to wait; even the disciples who witnessed Jesus performing miracles had doubting faith. So how do we achieve believability in God’s will for our lives when circumstances differ? The answer to that question is how serious we are about wanting steadfast faith. Are we willing to do what profound faith requires?
- The more one-on-one time we spend with God, the more we learn about Him—forming a love relationship. Our faith develops further as we endure hardship and depend on Him to carry us through. We begin to confidently recognize God’s voice as we listen to, talk to, and obey His instructions throughout the day. Over time, trust solidifies, and faith grows.
- Great faith doesn’t mean we are devoid of fear; on the contrary, strong faith believes what God whispers in our spirit despite the enemy’s screaming, ear-piercing lies.
Use your faith to believe God’s grace is sufficient (see 2 Corinthians 12:9) and that you have the help of the Holy Spirit to guide you through anything (see John 14:26).
Though it tarries, we are not alone as we wait.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry ( Habakkuk 2:3).
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