I recently received an email from a lady who’s been going through a lot of struggles with her faith. She explained she’s been bashed with so many challenges lately and with this, she doesn’t think her faith can survive. I have received similar emails like this for a while now and I thought I should address this.
As humans, we are bound to struggle with faith. Though I am still working on the strength of my faith, I also struggled a lot with faith in myself, my abilities and in God himself. While every person’s faith crisis is unique, it is important to know that struggling with faith is not so unusual.
Growing up in a Christian home has made me understand that we struggle when we try to work up our own faith outside of God’s grace. This is because having faith in God is supernatural. It is vital for growth in every ramification of life. However, human natural faith is weak and temporary. I would describe it to be a mental assent because it works with our mind and our emotions
To get through your challenges, you need to work with faith. It is the only power behind making the impossible possible. So, when struggling with faith, it is vital to know the worth of faith and this because challenges are only temporary but your ability to understand this, is dependent on your faith.
Like I explained in the article “struggle- a prelude to success”, challenges will come but will eventually make us stronger and this includes our faith. I know it is easier said than done but it is highly possible. Yes! It might seem that the world is crashing on your shoulders but then it is only for a matter of time and this is what faith teaches us.
Another way to overcome the struggles of faith is by positive affirmations, just like I discussed in my last article. Whether we’ve traveled safely through the storm or are still in it, we need to positively speak to ourselves. Faith works hand in hand with positive affirmations. “I can do it and I will make it”.
I know it’s easy to think about our faith solely as an internal anchor when we hit hard times. We must take the concrete actions that only we can do to see our situation through and this is having faith. As stated earlier, your challenges are temporary, one day these will be testimonies and stories of your past. Don’t give up on your faith.