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Faith

Faith sometimes needs reviving.

All Christians understand that salvation comes through faith. Before that day of peace with God arrived you struggled and tried to find the answer to life, but to no avail. Neither religion nor ritual met your need. Finally faith made the difference: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).

But faith is more than the key to eternal life. It is to be the daily experience of the child of God: “Now the just shall live by faith…” (Hebrews 10:38). And the mighty people of the Bible trusted God in their everyday battles. “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went” (Hebrews 11:8).

Today, however, your faith may be faltering, Like Peter who walked well on the water until he looked about and saw his precarious position, you may find yourself sinking under the circumstances. You put on a good front and others don’t know about the churning within.

Faith grows as we focus on the strength of the object of faith, the Saviour Himself. Peter’s cry, “…Lord save me!” (Matthew 14:30) may be about all you can muster today. But that was enough to lift the drowning disciple back to the surface. Your present problems may be designed to demonstrate the power of God to deliver you. Have faith in God.

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