Increasing Faith

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” – Luke 17:5 (ESV)

Lately I have been struggling in my faith, having feelings of fear in regard to things which have not [and likely will not] happen. A little self-examination has shown less time in prayer, Bible reading and Christian fellowship. Less time with those things means more time in things of the flesh and worldly concerns. That always brings feelings of discomfort.

I have many times had feelings of angst lately and I know it is directly linked to my lack of attention to God’s will for me, as I have given into more of the desires of this world. To remedy this, I have asked God to increase my faith, which of course will mean more attentiveness to the things that matter most.

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. -Mark 11:22-24 (NLT)

Fortunately, Jesus is very, very patient with me. Thank you, Father, for the grace You have shown me through the sacrifice of Your Son.

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