A weak or weakened faith! This is something that plagues many believers, especially when they have been seeking the Lord without recognizing His actions in their lives, while the Lord answers prayers… just becaufe His answer is not exactly what we asked Him for does not mean that He does not answer. My brother, my sister, the Bible says that the Lord provides for our needs, but sometimes what we ask Him, He does not see that it is a necessity for us. However, He can still give us what we want, when it goes with His will. Now, the wait can have a heavy impact on our spiritual life sometimes, precisely on our faith.
Before going into today’s verse, let’s keep in mind that, when we feel weak, we should take that opportunity to run to the Lord instead of running away from Him. Have you ever seen babies when they are tired? That is the time they cry in a certain way, as they try to get the parents’ attention to the fact that they are tired (weak) and they need rest. Some would even hang on the mum’s dress or the father’s trousers. Now, we, the Christians of today, when we get tired in our walk with the Lord, many take leave from church, leave from prayer, leave from fellowshipping with other Christians. You cannot do what is not prescribed in the Word and expect the Word to heal you, can you?
Yet the Bible shows us that when our faith is weak, it is because we are still immature, and we have not yet developed sufficient spiritual muscle to stand firm against outside pressures (Romani 14:1) . So how to overcome this? By seeking the Lord’s love above all in your walk with Him. My friend, when the love of Jesus fills you, your conviction will be honest and the strength resulting from this conviction will be able to maintain your faith before the battles that come your way. Some people believe that faith is about feeding themselves with on the Word. The Bible says that faith comes by hearing, but faith is a gift from God. And like any other gift, you need to be near the giver of the gift, not far from him: “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you” (Romans 12:3). Praying regularly on your own, reading and meditating on the Word of God will not give you faith… all this is supposed to trigger your faith, but mostly to point you to the Lord Jesus, through whom you can develop faith. So seek Him with all your heart, seek His love above all else, then your faith will become firmer, stronger, unshakable. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.