THE BATTLE OF FAITH

2 Chronicles 20:1-18

O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You. 2 Chronicles 20:12

Faith is oftentimes a battle. We wake up in the morning feeling drawn toward the Lord and trusting in Him, but by the end of the day, we find ourselves on the other side of the spectrum, doubting Him entirely. The pendulum of our thinking and emotions swings from doubt to assurance to doubt to assurance.

In 2 Chronicles, we find the story of King Jehoshaphat and the key to stabilizing our faith. What is it that causes us to swing toward doubt? When we focus on our circumstances rather than on God’s power to overcome them, our faith becomes finite. When we give our feelings more credence than our knowledge of God, we begin to doubt Him. And when we listen to the complaints of others and the lies of Satan, we forget God’s faithfulness.

What will bring us back toward faith? The antidote to forgetting God’s faithfulness can be found in the Word, where you can meditate on His promises. When you read His Word daily, try to recall the things He has done in your life. Consider the nature of God and how He manifests Himself in the world around you and in your own experience. Finally, ask the Lord for His perspective when you are faced with a difficult situation. Talking to the Lord directly will diffuse doubt more quickly than any other remedy.

In order to stabilize wavering faith, you must commune with God daily. Pray God-centered prayers that earnestly seek His will above your own, and wait upon the Lord.

Stabilize my wavering faith, Lord. Give me assurance based upon Your Word and Your divine nature.

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