Have you ever been in a situation where it seems like suddenly everything that you’ve believed in is not working? You seem to be hit from all sides. Your faith, which once moved mountains, seems to be failing hopelessly. You even feel at times as though the Lord doesn’t care for you and has forsaken you.

I think almost everyone at some point in their walk has felt this way.  When you find yourself in a position like this, don’t doubt the Lord. Trust in Him and know that He has not forsaken you. Have you ever cried, “Oh, Lord, increase my faith?”  Well, greater faith requires greater testing, and now the Lord is giving you a chance for greater promotion in His Kingdom. Ain’t God good?

The only way for your faith to grow and get stronger is through stretching and exercising your faith muscles to the utmost. The same way we exercise our physical bodies to whip them back into shape; we must do the same things to strengthen our faith, and increase our faith muscles.  Our faith muscles will get soft if they don’t have any work to do.  Therefore, the Lord will allow tests to enter our lives, so we can exercise those faith muscles to keep them working at peak performance. You know the saying, “There can’t be a testimony without a test.”  So, the Lord is preparing us for a glorious testimony that will draw us nearer to Him, and increase our faith.

I know it may seem like the more you dig in your heels, the more the attack continues, and you wonder if you’re ever going to survive this test. However, we will pass the test if we keep working those faith muscles, and don’t give up.  If we continue to press our way, we will get our breakthrough, and then we will see how much stronger our faith has become in the Lord.

Hear what He says:

I am the Lord of all. I created all things. All things exist because I permit them to exist for My purposes. Even the difficult situation you find yourself in right now, exists because I have allowed it.  Nothing happens to you without My permission, and this current trial has a purpose; it’s increasing your faith. Therefore, bring your hardships to Me; and stay prayerful. Keep your faith high, and stop stressing because you can’t see how this can lead to victory.  Your job is to cease not praying; have faith and trust Me. My job is to bring it to pass. Now, be of good courage, exercise your faith and watch Me do the impossible in your life. 


Luke 17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

Luke 18:1  And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always

Eph. 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Jas. 1:2-4  My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

1Pe 4:12-13 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy

About Shearon Hurst

I've been in the ministry for over 20 years. My writing ministry has been blessing people on the internet for over 10 years with words of encouragement which I send out to strengthen and comfort those in their walk with the Lord. I can easily speak on the subject of letting go, let God and get on with your life so you can move on a higher level. Having dealt with abuse, abandonment, rejection, and disappointment; I overcame the odds against me and pressed my way forward as the Spirit of the Lord led me into a more glorious path. I have a passion for the heart of women, and can minister to the wounded and broken hearted. I can speak to married women having been there and done that... to the single again women being there. My plethora of life experiences gives value to my desire to share and help others. My love for the Lord is what drives me to take a leap of faith and lean on God’s infinite wisdom, because I know with Christ nothing is impossible.
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