How Can You Increase Your Faith?

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;
I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. (Psalm 62:5-8)

Lately, I have been meditating on this text in order to increase my faith in God.

What is faith?

It is popular to think of faith as a blind leap in the dark, but faith is far from a blind leap in the dark. It not only involves knowledge and belief, certainly those things are necessary for faith to exist. We can’t exercise faith in something we don’t know about, nor can we exercise faith in something we don’t believe is true, so we must have knowledge and belief.

Faith, however, involves more. Faith involves us actually trusting in and relying on God, His promises, His plan of salvation, which means we can say we are exercising faith until we take our hands off our life and allow God to guide and direct us. Faith requires us to fully trust in God for life and godliness. It involves us relying on Jesus alone for salvation, trusting that He really did pay the penalty for our sins on the cross, and He really did restore our relationship with the Father. There are no works left to be done, no debt left to be paid, Jesus has done it all, He has paid it all.   Faith requires full surrender. It requires us to fully and completely trust in and rely on God for everything in our life including His plan for our salvation. When we do those things, we are exercising faith.

Faith, then, requires us to fully trust in God for life and godliness. It involves us relying on Jesus alone for salvation, trusting that He really did pay the penalty for our sins on the cross, and He really did restore our relationship with the Father. There are no works left to be done, no debt left to be paid, Jesus has done it all, He has paid it all. Faith requires full surrender. It requires us to fully and completely trust in and rely on God for everything in our life including His plan for our salvation. When we do those things, we are exercising faith.

With that in mind I hope you can see why this passage is so powerful. How it can help us grow in our faith. The more we know about God, His character, promises, and the more we see Him fulfill His promises, both in Scripture and in our lives, our faith in Him will grow.

If you are struggling in your faith or want to grow your faith, as we all should, take some time this week to meditate on this Psalm with me.

Question for Reflection

  1. What are you doing to grow in your faith?

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