Each of us has been
given a measure of faith in God, but it won’t grow on its own.
Athletes will tell you that they grow stronger by pushing the limits of their ability and endurance, and we must do the same with our faith in God, and His Son, Jesus Christ.
When the Thessalonians in Bible times came under persecution, their faith in God grew, and they were strengthened by the power of His Spirit. Likewise, when we face struggles and cling to God through them, our faith is strengthened.
A friend of mine recently lost a loved one and was laid off from his job—all within a short period of time. It was an incredibly tough season for him, but his faith grew immeasurably. Sometimes, experiencing tough times is the best way to develop a stronger faith.
The Bible says in Isaiah 40:31 that, “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 faint.” I encourage you to place your hope in the Lord. Soar on His wings. And let your faith be strengthened by remaining faithful—even in the tough times.
“Sometimes, experiencing tough times is the best way to develop a stronger faith.”