Lord, Increase My Faith!


Three months ago my husband’s company downsized and he was part of that restructuring. He’s kept his spirits up, and continues to look for new opportunities every day. But the phone doesn’t ring very often. I must admit, I’m getting anxious. I’m asking God to increase my faith.

 What is faith anyway?

Dictionary.com tells us faith is: confidence or trust in a person or thing and belief that is not based on proof.

Hebrews 11 gives us great insight into what faith is.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

We can also turn to the Bible for examples of those with great faith: Abraham, Joseph, Noah and Moses to name a few. Each of these examples shows us that faith builds over time.

 What if our faith is faltering?

 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

But is asking God to increase our faith enough?

 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. James 2:14-19

 We also have to live our faith.

To show my faith I will continue to share the gospel, participate in mission projects, fellowship with other believers and study Scripture. Faith motivates me.

To grow my faith I will do more of the same things and ask God to increase my faith. And  I reach out to you and ask for your prayers.

Walk in His Light,

Julie

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10 thoughts on “Lord, Increase My Faith!

  1. Great post, Julie. God gives us all “a measure of faith.” I believe He can and does increase that measure when we pray, read His word and otherwise follow His will. I understand your anxiousness over this situation and I believe that God does too. Stopping to pray for you and your husband right now. Looking forward to hearing your good news soon. God bless.

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  2. Julie, may the Lord increase your faith ten fold as you learn to trust in Him more and more each day. My husband lost his job over two years ago . . . God has provided for us and lead us to make some major changes in our lives. We are living off of our faith and trust in Him to continue to provide our needs one day at a time! ~ Blessings and prayers for you and your family~

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  3. I am confident that God has a plan for your family. It takes no time at all for God to formulate His plan, but sometimes it takes a while to find out what God’s plan is, and to do it! I will be praying for you!

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  4. My husband had very little work for two years and then the flood gates opened and he has been busy this year. This has happened to us before and we have learned such spiritual treasures through the trials. We learned that God will provide miraculously day by day, not to be anxious for tomorrow, to be content with food and raiment…just a few examples. My husband took the time to read his Bible and draw closer to God. This may be a necessity in the Christian walk. I am praying for you to be blessed with and blessed without, to surrender to God’s will, and to TRUST in the One Who holds you in the palm of His Hand.

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  5. Julie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband’s job. I will pray for you. Growing our faith is at times painful. But the LORD is so faithful that He will make it all worth it, blessings will abound like new grain!!

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  6. at the risk of sounding trite… “some of god’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.” to me, this is faith – to accept what “is” and know that all will be fine even if there are spiritual/faith/life lessons to be had at the expense of comforts beyond daily bread and water.

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