Perhaps you are going through a season right now where it seems a bit difficult to trust Jesus for very much. If that’s the case, rest assured the devil is loving it! That’s not a putdown, okay?
Christians who delight in constantly believing God to “do the impossible” for the primary purpose of glorifying Him are the ones the devil hates the most.
Then John gave this testimony:
"I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on Him." John 1:32
The key to being trusted with faith, and more of it, is for the primary purpose of bringing glorifying to our Lord Jesus Christ. Lose sight of that, and one’s faith can diminish very quickly. The Holy Spirit bubbles with joy when we refuse to let fear and doubt and unbelief have the final say in matters, but press on to continue to believe Jesus Christ no matter how painful it can get at times.
When a person reads Matthew, Mark, Luke or John with an open mind, the one thing we clearly see about Jesus: He was constantly encouraged His disciples to keep stretching their faith – keep exercising great faith. Jesus knew how delighted His heavenly Father was when they believed Him to accomplish seemingly impossible feats, and He also knew the opposition they would face after Jesus resurrected and went back to heaven to be with the Father.
Be someone much more brave than a mere physical follower for Jesus. Rescue as many lost souls as you can that are sinking into the sea of eternal suffering. Trust God to give you a way to share with others that God desires above all else to become intimate friends with us. Jesus will supply all the faith to believe Him for the courage you need to accomplish each mission … if you don’t focus on your fears, but rather, focus on the huge smile beaming from the faces of Jesus, the Father, the Holy Spirit, the angels in heaven, and all the redeemed souls.
That person you are willing to confront might end up being one more redeemed soul in heaven … one day smiling down at you as WELL if he or she gets there before you do.
“Heavenly Father … I ask in Jesus name that you help me become a more brave and courageous spiritual Christ Follower from this moment forward. And I’m going to trust You that You WILL! Amen!”