How to build faith and trust in God
Faith is very important to us as believers, and we ought to make an effort every day to build it. It is an important aspect of the faith journey that parents must develop in their children from young.
In Luke 17:5, Jesus’ disciples asked Him to show them how to increase their faith. They knew faith was important for their walk with God. We need to build our faith today so that we can have a healthy relationship with God and put our full trust in Him.
Why Should We Trust God? We need to trust God daily because He is our heavenly Father who guides, helps, and cares for us. Our trust in Him gives us the confidence we need to live boldly and without fear.
We always admire the courage of David when he faced Goliath and killed Him. He had seen God deliver him from bears and lions, and this had built his faith over the years (1 Samuel 17:37). David had grown to trust God in the wilderness and this made him successful in eliminating one of the worst enemies of the Israelites.
Below are 5 ways you can build faith and trust in God daily. Demonstrate this and journey with your children in faith.
1. How to Build Faith and Trust in God – Make it a Every Day Affair
Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” This means that we are to spend time in God’s Word daily so that we can build our faith. We need the faith to believe that God cares for us, and is ready to help us when we are in need. We can only trust God when we get to know Him from His Word.
As you read your Bible every day, expect that God will speak to you and help you understand the Scriptures. Your faith will grow as you continue to know God’s Word. The Bible gives you knowledge about God, and this helps you trust in Him because of the intimacy you build with Him.
2. Learn to Trust God in Every Situation
Our everyday situations help us build our faith and trust in God. They equip us to handle bigger challenges and responsibilities. When we learn to trust God in the small things, we can trust Him in the bigger ones.
Joseph trusted God when he was sold as a slave in Egypt, falsely accused of rape by Potiphar’s wife, and put in prison for a crime he did not commit. Joseph trusted in God when he became second in command from Pharaoh because he had faith in Him. He knew that God had a hand in the turn of events in his life (Genesis 45:5).
If you trust God in every situation you face today, you will have an unwavering faith and trust in Him during uncertain times.
3. Put Your Trust in God During the Storms of Life
We will encounter storms in this life, and Jesus made this known to us in John 16:33. He said that in the world we would have tribulation but in Him, we would have peace. When life hits you with a storm, turn to God and not away from Him. God guides you when you don’t know what to do or where to turn.
When you draw closer to God during difficult times, you will see His miracles and deliverance. Job was a man who lost all his children and property and still had a heart to worship God (Job 1:20). He had built his faith in God over the years and when a major storm hit his life, he chose to trust God. In the end, God restored to Job twice as much as he had (Job 42:10).
The storms of life build your faith and trust in God because you get to see Him rescue you and restore anything you have lost.
4. Listen to the Testimonies of Others
The testimonies of others build our faith because we see how God came through for them miraculously. This gives us hope that He will do the same for us. Testimonies are very encouraging and especially those of people who have suffered as we have. The encouraging stories of others fill us with the faith we need to see God work miracles in our lives.
Listen to the testimonies of those who have overcome what you are dealing with today. Trust that God will do for you what He did for them. You can also read and meditate on stories like that of Hannah. She prayed for a child for many years and eventually she was blessed with one – the prophet Samuel (1 Samuel 1:20).
5. Learn to Hear the Voice of God
There is nothing that builds the faith of a believer like hearing God speak every day. As His sheep, we know His voice (John 10:4). This means that we can identify the voice of God without a doubt if we pay attention.
Ask God to help you identify His voice from the many that clamor for attention in your mind. If you are looking for a great way on how to build faith and trust in God, learn to hear His voice daily.
When our minds are quiet, we can hear God speak to us, and give us guidance and direction. He always confirms what He speaks to us through His written Word. Always go back to the Bible to check if the voice you are hearing is that of God. That way, you avoid the deception of the enemy.
The above 5 ways are a great start on how to build faith and trust in God daily. Help your child learn these 5 steps. Share with them these practical ways they can apply today and grow in their faith in God. If you yourself are struggling to build your faith and trust in God, start by reading His Word. He reveals Himself in it and shows you His ways and will. Building your faith and putting your full trust in God takes time, therefore, be patient with yourself. Your faith will grow over time. You will find that you trust in God more as your faith grows.