Romans 10:17 (KJV), “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Have you ever lost your faith? Maybe there was a situation you faced and it didn’t go the way you prayed and now you don’t have the same kind of faith in God you used too? Well, never fear- God’s Word is here! Faith is not a mysterious substance that just comes and goes without explanation. Paul in the above passage teaches that “faith cometh by hearing the Word of God,” thus if you’re hearing the Word of God faith is coming to you!
On the other hand, unbelief comes when the Word of God isn’t being heard. Meaning, if you’re not meditating and believing God’s Word you will start to believe and meditate on your own doubts. As a result, you will not have faith but unbelief. And God teaches in Hebrews 11:6, “…without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Therefore, faith and trust in God is necessary to pleasing God and receiving all of His promises.
However, if you stop having faith for whatever reason, you aren’t to remain in unbelief but you should rather repent and go back to the Word of God to receive new and increasing faith. For Paul said, “faith comes” whenever you hear the Word of God. So it doesn’t matter whether you listen to the audio Bible, read the Word of God to yourself, or even go to church to hear Bible preaching- faith will come fresh and new to you.
Thus, for you to receive all the other promises of God you will need faith. Today, do you desire to increase in faith for something you are facing? If so, read God’s Word and let faith fill your heart by God’s Spirit.
- Search your heart to see if you have any unbelief.
- Repent of all of unbelief and lack of trust in God and His promises.
- Read the Word of God faithfully and speak His promises out loud so faith will always be in your heart.