Increase Your Faith with Evidence
Take a moment and consider a court of law. Authorities conduct investigations and put together the crime pieces to determine what happened and who did it. They rely heavily on the evidence because they were not present when the crime took place. Their conclusions either convict or exonerate suspects by proving guilt or innocence. Sometimes, these investigations take hours of research, interviews, and exploration to compile enough evidence to tell the complete story. Time and effort are required for building faith, just as it is for building a physical case.
Romans 10:17: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
We gather evidence to build faith by reading and hearing the Word of God. While the ministry will be faithful to feed us the Word, we must also know what the Word says for ourselves. Finding the evidence may take time. Just as an official may spend hours investigating their case, we may need to spend time searching the Word of God to build ours. Building faith takes diligence, prayer, and time spent studying the Word. The call to build faith drives us to find evidence to build a strong case against the devil.
Compile the evidence to increase your faith.
Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Consider all of the promises God gave directly to you. Maybe God gave you a promise during a sermon, or one came out through a memory verse. You may have an underlined verse in your Bible or a date written beside a scripture marking the day God gave that promise to you. Claim these things as evidence! You may not see a physical answer, but there is assurance in the promise!
One of the best ways to strengthen a case is to add to the evidence. Find more scriptures that correlate with your promises. Find a physical witness who can testify of God’s faithfulness in their life. Read Bible stories of how God brought others through various circumstances and hard times.
The devil is out to destroy our faith and make us doubt the very evidence we have collected. We must trust that the evidence we have attained is credible.
1 Peter 5:8: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
We can consider this as evidence that our faith will be tested. The scripture warns us to watch out for evil devices. If you have thoughts of discouragement or you are struggling to believe the promises, remember the devil is trying to steal your faith and discredit your evidence.
Stand on your evidence in faith!
God wants us to boldly claim our evidence when we bring our petitions to Him. He knows each situation and wants to hear how we’re standing on the evidence He provides to fight the enemy and build our faith. He wants us to trust the evidence and then leave the burden in His hand. This step puts our faith to action and demonstrates a willingness to trust in God’s ability to resolve the case. Hebrews 11:11 talks about Sara receiving her promise because “She judged Him faithful who had promised.”
2 Chronicles 20:20: “Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.“
1 Peter 5:10: “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
Don’t let your promises lay dormant! Go and review your evidence while you wait for your answer. Reading the promises of God will boost your faith. Remember, God cannot lie or take back His promises! God promised that even while we suffer, He is there working to perfect and strengthen us while we wait.
A Challenge for You
If you are searching for something but are unsure of what exactly, I challenge you to find evidence within the Word to build the faith to believe whatever God shows you.
If you are young or new, I challenge you to start collecting evidence to ground you and strengthen you in God’s Word.
If you’ve been around awhile, I challenge you to review the evidence you collected over the years. Someone following behind you may need to call you as a witness.
Your fight of faith might not be easy, but it will bring you closer to God. He will provide all the evidence you need to find spiritual success and contentment. Claim your evidence of things unseen, and watch what God will do for you.
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