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When your faith fail (loss faith), what next?
Faith, it is said, is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It is also said that without faith it is impossible for men to serve God. This is because faith is important in man’s relationship with God. That may be the reason it is written, “the just shall live by faith.”
Virtually, if not all, religion is based on faith. It is by faith that men belief in God. It is by faith that men belief in heaven or hell. Faith make things happen, extra-ordinary things, that is why most people claim that faith is stronger than hope. That is why, it is said faith can move mountains.
Therefore, since faith is important in man’s spiritual/religious activities, it becomes also important to keep faith alive. But there are instances were men loss faith not only in their self but also in God. This is usually when a man’s faith fails to work at the expected time and because of lack of patient to wait on God or try again. Most men at such time may embrace other faiths or they may have nothing to do with faith again because, to them, faith has failed. However, some people loss faith at a point only to bounce back stronger than they were earlier. This may be after they had tried other faiths and realized that their former faith is the best and that what happened earlier was their own mistake or as a result of their impatient.
Another, important aspect of faith is if man can still trust in God even after his faith failed him. People will definitely react differently when their faith fail (loss faith) them but let us take a look at Peter in the bible. Peter saw Jesus walking on the sea and he asked Jesus, “Master can I come.” He asked because he knew by faith that if Jesus said yes then he could do it. Then Jesus said yes and peter stepped and walked on the sea just like his master. But when he saw a wind he became afraid and started to sink. He lost his faith at time yet, unlike many other people, he cried out “Master save me.” Then Jesus saved him and said he had a little faith. But peter’s problem cannot be said to be because of a little faith. This is because even faith like that of mustard seed can still move mountains.
The interesting thing about Peter in this story was that when he lost faith he was not ashamed to call out for help. Peter lost faith in himself but he still trusted his master so he called on him for help. Therefore, even without faith peter knew that he master is still able to save him. What will you do when your faith fail (loss faith)?