But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)
Faith is not supposed to be a struggle. Do you try to have Faith in God? When storms and pressures in life hit you, you go to God and want Him to help you overcome the storm, but then you realize that you need Faith to receive from God and without Faith you cannot please Him. Then you come under pressure to have Faith and feel guilty for not able to have enough Faith, after all, you cannot please God without Faith. Then doubt sets in whether you will receive from God, because you don’t have enough Faith.
Somehow we have been convinced to believe that we have to generate Faith on our own and come to God with it to please Him. But the Truth is that He gives us Faith and He wants us to come to Him with the Faith that He has given us. Faith is not something that we can generate on our own. Faith comes from His Word (Romans 10:17). As we receive His Word and sow it in our heart, the Word has the capacity to generate Faith in our Heart. Faith is not produced in the mind but in the Heart. Faith is purely His thing, we cannot create it, but we can deposit His Word in our heart and let the Spirit of God generate Faith. As we spend time with Him, He speaks and that is His spoken Word for us. When we spend time in the Written Word we receive the Word. It’s this Word (spoken and written word) that we need to sow in our heart. Our responsibility is just to spend time in His Word and in His Presence and receive His Word and sow in our heart and that will generate Faith. When we approach God with that Faith, it pleases Him.
Hebrews 4:12 says the Word of God is living and active and full of power. It’s this Word when sown in our heart produces the God-Kind of Faith which can move mountains. Any mountain of sickness, poverty, defeat etc standing against you can be removed by this Faith.
Faith does not struggle, it is always at Rest. This Faith manifests itself as Peace in your heart. Even in the midst of the storm, this Faith keeps you at Rest and helps you overcome the storm.
So make a decision to sow some seed of the Word of God in your heart. Meditate on it day and night. Spend time with Him, let the Spirit of God reveal His Word to you for your specific situation and then hold on to it, till it generate Faith in your Heart and feel that Peace about that situation and you will see victory.
Walking by Faith is not a struggle, but an adventurous life of Victory in Christ all the time.
• Hebrews 11:6
• Hebrews 4:12
• Romans 10:17