3 Bible Verses to Help You Overcome Adversities
Bible Verses About Faith
As blood is to the body so is faith in our lives. In many ways, we all exercise faith each day of our life.
A single mother on the brink of giving up yet manfully bears all the responsibilities of the house.
A father who finds the courage daily to meet the demands of his family.
An adult refusing to give up in a midlife crisis. Or even a young woman, uncertain about her future yet persist in hard circumstances.
We all have faith. Whether Christian or non-Christian it makes no difference.
Have you ever wondered how some people have great faith, but you struggle to meet the mustard seed requirement?
I've asked myself that question countless times, and the best answer I have found is - we all have faith, but in different measures.
Faith takes time to grow, it requires patience and commitment. Our faith is like seeds planted in soil, it takes time, and it needs water and light to grow.
You can never have more than enough faith. Even though you may seem to have a reasonable amount of faith, adversities will come that requires you to possess even more faith.
So with that in mind, here are three Bible verses about faith that will help you to overcome the different challenges of life.
Daily reading of these Bible verses will inspire you to grow, and conquer any stubborn mountain that refuses to leave your life.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
God is your heavenly father, and He loves and cares for you.
But life can get rough at times, everything that can possibly go wrong usually goes wrong.
It's like falling into a ditch and can't get out. For some, these experiences last for years, and for others a lifetime.
What do you do in uncertain times? How do you respond when faced with difficult moments? This verse has the solution, God is concerned with your cry. So, he instructs you to be strong and courageous.
It does not matter how dire your situations are, resist fear, and the temptation to give up.
Fear has a way of hindering us from seeing the big picture; God's picture. Don't allow fear to get the better of you.
Remember that God isn't slack with his words, He's not like some people who make promises and can't keep them.
God will not forsake you, He will stay with you until the end. Be encouraged, inspired and wait for his deliverance.
" Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
Life's trials aren't always pleasant experiences, some are difficult to deal with. While at the same time you can prolong, and worsen your trials if you allow your mind and emotions get the better of you.
In the midst of hardships, your emotions can go wild, they change in response to accommodate the various challenges confronting you. And in such cases, your thought process is reactive instead of proactive.
While It's quite normal to react to whatsoever is confronting you. Your vision to see and select the right solutions is often limited. When this happens, you can't see clearly to make well-informed decisions as you ought to. But don't be afraid, because God is omnipresent and omniscient, He's everywhere and knows all things.
He can see what you can't and He knows just how to rescue you from tough situations. He says to trust in Him.
But let's be real, sometimes trusting in God isn't easy. I have seen situations where parents can't afford to send their children to college.
And fathers in fear, because the bank at any moment can serve up a foreclosure notice.
Amid all the turmoil and the pain, this Bible verse shows that God still wants you to trust in Him.
He will direct your feet to safety and success. So, activate your inner strength from within, and trust him.
"But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness."
Guilt has robbed many of God's blessings, don't allow it to rob you. Peter denied Jesus thrice but Christ embraced him all the more.
If Peter was good enough to receive God's love and forgiveness, then so are you.
Don't give attention to spilled milk. There are things in the past that you knew you should've done, but didn't do. And there are things that you knew you shouldn't do, but you did. As a result, your mind his stock on the past, and you can't imagine that God has good things in store for you.
So, how do you break free from the guilty chains that have held you hostage? Luckily, this verse reveals the answer. It says that God is compassionate and gracious. He doesn't keep records of your wrongs if forgiveness is sought after. He's quick to forgive, and restore you to a place of fellowship and joy, where you can make requests to Him with confidence.
The verse also highlights that God is slow to anger. God isn't high tempered. He's like a patient mother who constantly puts up with her children's inability to do what's right. But she doesn't abuse nor abandon them, she simply corrects and urges them to do what's right.
The same is true of God, He will not abandon, nor consider you less important. Instead, He's patient, and He embraces you.
And finally, the verse implies that God is love and faithful. This is important. Because at times when things aren't going well.
You may feel unloved by God, as though He is repaying you for your past transgressions. But God isn't out to curse you but to bless and saturate you with his favors, mercy, and love.
How to Apply These Verses to Your Life?
These verses will be of no help to you unless you are willing and ready to apply them to your life.
So, here are simple things you can do to reap the benefits of knowing these Bible verses about faith:
- Read daily: set a scheduled time for which you take time out to read. Daily reading is necessary, especially if you are new to Christianity. Faith is a product of knowledge, and it all starts with reading.
- Believe: don't stop at reading, but believe what you read. Paint a picture in your mind about what these scriptures mean to you. And don't allow anything or anyone to shift your focus.
- Meditate: we get inspirations when we meditate. Set aside at least ten minutes to meditate in a quiet place. Heighten your focus and listen to your inner voice. Because inspirations and instructions come from within.
- Proclaim: The Bible says that created things, the things we see and interact with, were created by the word of God. Words have power, the power to make things manifest. So after reading, believing, and meditating, it's time to proclaim. Declare the things God says about you. In the morning, before you rise from your bed, declare the things you want to see manifest in your life.
Note: this process doesn't only apply to these scriptures, but to any promise in the bible.
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© 2018 Dexter Whinfield