How Does Faith Change Your Life?

Hebrews 11:11

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen (NLT).

During the formative years of one’s life, most people dream of becoming something like a doctor, teacher, or famous athlete. All I wanted to be was a dad. This desire to be a parent was the primary driver for many decisions in my life. I had felt this calling on my life and knew what path I was supposed to be following. I met the woman of my dreams, and we got married. All the pieces were starting to come together: until they weren’t. 

Our first two pregnancies ended in miscarriage. We were devastated. God had called us to start a family together, but it wasn’t happening. Every attempt that we made ended in heartbreak. We found ourselves without answers, wondering where we had gone wrong. The tragedies before us quickly eroded our faith. 

Life can be tough, no doubt about it. We aren’t always in control of what happens to us. There are times when there’s nothing we can rely on except our faith. In those moments, we realize the real power behind our faith and its ability to take a challenging situation and turn it into something beautiful. 

There are times when there’s nothing we can rely on except our faith.

My wife and I came to a critical decision. We sought answers, prepared the best we could, and took a leap of faith. Together, we entered our third pregnancy. We didn’t know what would come, but we decided to lean on our faith. Our decision paid off in ways we could never imagine. We are now the proud parents of the perfect baby girl. Faith changed our life and led us to our greatest victory. 

How does faith change your life? 

Faith Gives You Confidence

Faith reminds us that God is always by our side, no matter what we are going through. We will assuredly go through trails, big and small, in our life. But faith is the reminder that we never walk through any challenge alone. God promises to lead us to something better on the other side: Never forget that “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen” (Hebrews 11:1, NLT).

Faith Reminds You of the Truth

Satan is a thief, seeking to steal your joy and security. His greatest weapon against our faith is lies. He slings them at us relentlessly, attempting to break our trust in God and distract us from the truth. He aims to do this because the truth is powerful beyond measure and fills us with love, peace, and joy as we’ve never known. Let Jesus’ words be a reminder always to remember the truth when you are assaulted with lies: “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life” (John 10:10, NLT).

The truth is powerful beyond measure and fills us with love, peace, and joy as we’ve never known.

Faith Shapes Your Worldview

We live in a world where negativity runs rampant and is amplified by social media and the news. This worldview is not the way that God would have us operate. Our mindset shapes our lives and our actions. God desires for us to cultivate a worldview of positivity, love, and peace. We can build this kind of attitude in ourselves through the assurance we receive from our faith in God: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2, NLT).

You hear stories time and time again of how faith radically alters the course of someone’s life. That life-changing faith is available to you as well! All you have to do is let Jesus into your heart and walk a life of faith in God. Jesus wants to enter your life, filling you with a faith that will carry you through even the most trying of times. If you make this choice today, all of the unparalleled benefits of faith can be yours. 

Bible Verses on Strength

It requires immeasurable strength to conquer the trials that life throws our way. Thankfully, we are children of a God who is all-powerful! He shares His strength with us abundantly. His desire is that we would thrive in life, crushing every obstacle set against us by the mightiness of our faith.

The following are 10 Bible verses on strength to inspire you today. Pray that God would fill you with the power that only He can provide. Live out your day with confidence because our God is a mighty tower that no evil can topple.

5 Bible Verses on Healing

God reaches into our deepest needs and brings healing incomparable to anything else we can ever experience. It washes over us, bringing us back to the fullness of life and leaving us renewed. Here are 5 Bible verses to help remind you of this beautiful truth!

For more inspiration on healing, click here!

Is The Bible Applicable For Us Today?

Romans 15:4

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope (NIV)

“Life doesn’t come with a manual.” You’ve heard that saying, right? What if I told you that old, cliched saying wasn’t actually accurate? What if life DID come with a manual? Wouldn’t that make life a bit less complicated?

I’m here to advocate for the fact that life does indeed come with a manual. It’s called The Bible. It is the Word of God. Through it God speaks to us, teaches us, inspires us, and brings us hope. We learn of the history of humanity, how we are to live in this life (and why it’s important), and we find prophecies of what the future will bring.

The Bible may be old, but the wisdom it offers is fresh and relevant. Truth doesn’t age: it stays true no matter how many years go by. While we may be distanced from the Biblical text in terms of time and language, the inherent truth that it contains remains true nonetheless. Timeless teaching is always needed.

Truth doesn’t age: it stays true no matter how many years go by.

So what does The Bible offer us today?

1. Truth in a world of subjectivity.

2. Peace in a society thrashing about in the throes of chaos.

3. Hope for creation filled with people struggling to find any glimpse of it.

We live in a society where the pervading worldview is that “you can create your own truth.” In this mindset truth is subject to your own personal thoughts and feelings. The question I have is, how can everyone’s truth actually be true if they are contradictory to one another? No matter how good of intentions that we may have in trying to make everyone feel empowered and validated it’s just not plausible that everyones truth is actually true. So by encouraging this mindset, we are encouraging people to seek things that may or may not actually be truth, and we’re doing them a disservice.

We all see the news. We hear of the chaos in the streets. No matter what your particular views are on the matters involved, violence is never the answer. Our world desperately needs peace. The Bible offers it in droves.

Paul reminds us in Romans 15:4 that the encouragement from the Scriptures brings us hope. He says that it helps us to build endurance to endure hard times. Can any of us claim not to need at least a little bit of hope? Wouldn’t endurance to carry on help us tremendously in the situation in which we find ourselves here in 2020?

I urge you to read your Bibles. Even a verse a day can make a difference. If you need a Bible reading plan or guidance on how to interpret Scripture, please reach out and I’d be thrilled to help. Search for the objective truth that it provides and don’t settle for subjectivity. In its pages you will meet God Himself, and He will speak to you.