6 Verses For When Your Faith Feels Weak
by: Michael Woods | May 1, 2017
We often do what we can to avoid feeling weak, or at least appearing weak. Yet, if I’m honest, my faith has felt weak as I’ve wrestled with the Lord through my confusion, fears, anger, and weariness over life’s circumstances.
It’s easy for us to feel like our faith is strong when life is going well. But when life is hard and the trials of life threaten to drown you, doubt begins to creep in. It’s in those seasons of life that your faith can begin to feel weak. When that happens to you there’s something important that you to remember:
Even when you feel all out of faith…He is faithful.
You serve a God who is faithful: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
God, in His Word, reminds us that He carries the weight of making sure His promises are fulfilled. Not us. He is the faithful one. He is the sure one. What a powerful truth to help you keep going.
Here are 6 verses you can bookmark and read when your faith is weak:
2 Corinthians 12:9
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
We are finite human beings. For this reason there are seasons when you will feel weak. When we embrace our weakness, God gets all the glory because others can see His power within us.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
God promises to give you His peace so that you can feel confident regardless when everyone around you is fretful.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
God promises to be with you, and He is not only a promise maker but a promise keeper.
2 Timothy 2:13
“If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot disown himself.”
On good days or bad even when your faith feels nonexistent, draw closer to One who remains faithful.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
When you feel that your burdens are too heavy to carry, remember that He wants to carry them for you. When you do that, you’ll find rest mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Remember that the circumstances in your life may be just a detour — not the destination.God promises to work all things out for our good.
My final word of encouragement for you would be: Don’t. Give. Up. Don’t give up even when waiting on God seems endless.
“Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:30
My prayer for you is that you would see your weaknesses and trials as opportunities to draw nearer to Christ and experience the joy of seeing his strength shine through them.
What verses of encouragement and faith would you add to this list? Which verse have been most helpful for you?
Author: Mike Woods | Social Media Manager