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, it didn’t go the way you prayed and, afterward, you didn’t have the same kind of faith in God that you did before? Well, never fear. God’s Word is here! Faith is not a mysterious substance that comes and goes without explanation. Paul, in the above passage, taught that faith comes by hearing the Word of God, so if you’re hearing the Word of God, today, faith is coming to you!
Unbelief comes when the Word of God isn’t being heard and believed. If you’re not meditating and believing God’s Word you will start to believe and meditate on your own doubts and lies of the Devil.
As a result, you will not have faith but unbelief. Unbelief will never please God, because only faith in His Word pleases Him. The author of Hebrews wrote, “And 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” (Hebrews 11:6). Faith says that God exists and rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Unbelief, either doubts God’s existence, or His desire to reward those who seek Him. Blaise Pascal wrote, “Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits.”
If you have stopped having faith in God in any area of your life, don’t remain in unbelief. Repent and go to the Word of God to receive new faith. Paul said that faith comes whenever you hear the Word of God. Listen to the audio Word of God, read the Word of God and go to church, regularly, to hear preaching from the Word of God. God has promised you that faith will always come to you when you hear the Word of God, so go get faith!
Since having faith in God is essential to receiving all the other promises of God, think about faith in God’s Word as a promise to receive all the other promises. Whatever you are facing today in life, God’s Word’s promises to give you faith to make it!
Do you lack faith in any area of your life?
- List any of the areas you lack faith in God’s Word.
- Repent of all of your unbelief.
- Read the Word of God, specifically in the areas you doubt God, and let faith arise in your heart!