Devotion

How to Build Your Faith

by Greg Laurie on Aug 10, 2020
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
—Matthew 6:34
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Awhile back I was watching a news program that was doing a story on a man who had lived well past 100. He promised to reveal the key to his longevity on the program. So, the news crew followed him to a local market, where he proudly showed them his secret.

He ate a hot dog every day. And it wasn’t one of those high-quality brands, either. Go figure.

You may eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, which means that you’ll probably have a good, strong life in contrast to someone who isn’t doing those things. But ultimately, God numbers and orders your days. He determines the length of your life.

Jesus said, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” (Matthew 6:27 NLT).

The answer, of course, is no. In fact, worry may even shorten our lives. Studies have shown that worry actually can disease our digestive organs. It can have a detrimental effect on us physically.

Worry also indicates a lack of faith. Again, in Matthew 6, Jesus said, “And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” (verse 30 NLT).

Some have more faith than others. So how do we build up our faith? Romans 10:17 gives us the answer: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (NKJV).

When I hear God’s Word, it puts things in perspective. I see everything the way I ought to see it. So, it’s important for us to hear the Word of God and bolster our faith.

Far too often we doubt our beliefs and believe our doubts. Instead, we need to go back to what God says in His Word—what we know is true. That’s how we build our faith and stop worrying.

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