Are you looking ahead into the unknown? Do you feel like you’re stepping out with faith that you don’t have? Do you long to trust God, but feel that you don’t have the capacity?
Good! Your faith is growing!
While faith-stretching situations can be difficult to encounter, they are also opportunities to exercise the faith we do have. We believe that our God is a loving Father and a good provider, but when we need to rely on those qualities of His personality, we begin to believe it with a new depth.
There’s a popular quote that says “God will never give you more than you can handle.” While it’s a comforting quote, it’s misleading and unbiblical. We often encounter more than we can handle. But what the Bible does say is that the difficult things in our lives “produce perseverance” through the “testing of our faith.”
“Lord, I want to believe. Help my unbelief”
The gap between the faith we have and the faith we need is fulfilled through Christ. He has bridged the divide between us and the love of our Father, and His spirit interprets our needs before God. This means He’ll hear and care for even our most incredible needs, whether we can even articulate them.
Jesus Himself lived out great faith. He had full confidence in His identity and in the mission God had for His life. He didn’t question that the Father would come through. And we know that Jesus faced every temptation that we face, including doubt, uncertainty, and worry.
You’ll have greater faith on the other side of this than you do right now.
Facing a situation that is too great for us reveals how much we rely on the Holy Spirit for our faith. We have no choice but to surrender to the one who is full with enough faith for all of us.
“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”