how to have faith in Jesus Christ
Are you putting your trust in Jesus Christ today? Are you allowing Him to help you through your daily struggles?
I wanted to encourage you today. I will be presenting you with three simple verses to help you remember who Jesus Christ is in your life and why you should put your trust in Him.
So let’s get started and hope that this post blesses you.
This post is about how to put your faith in Jesus Christ
Believe that He overcame the world
Though these are challenging times, we are not without help. Jesus Christ, who came to save us and overcome this world’s struggles, can definitely help us overcome them.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV
This verse is very helpful because it encourages us to know that Jesus went through difficult times but never faltered. He was faithful and obedient to God and is now seating at the right-hand throne of Him.
This also to say that you should not be going through any struggles by yourself. If you’ve been distracted by the wayward of the world, place your mind back to Christ.
You are not alone. You have Jesus Christ on your side.
You have Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, who can guide us and help us see what we can’t see. He will lead us to use biblical verses to confess daily to help us get through our days. He will help us communicate with God so we can get help as well.
Shouldn’t that give you a bit of a relief? Well, let’s go to the second verse.
Believe He is the Author and Finisher of Your Faith
When Jesus Christ was on earth, we know He placed His faith in God. With faith, he drove out demons. With faith, he healed the sick. With faith, he multiplied food from just a load of bread and two fish. With faith, He was died for our sin then resurrected us for our sins.
“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before [H]im he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” Hebrews 12:2 NIV
Remember that faith is defined as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1 NIV). Though we may not see the good things yet, that does not mean they’re not coming. It’s believing that it’s coming, even if you don’t see.
Jesus Christ lived in this faith, and we should live like that as well.
So whatever you are going through, whether you’re doing the work of God directly or indirectly, put your faith in Jesus Christ. He will increase your faithfulness from the beginning to the end.
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Do not live in fear but in Power, Love, and Self-Control
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 timothy 1:7 NIV
This particular verse is one that I meditate on currently. There are a lot of things in this world that can bring about fear. There is fear of uncertainty, fear of what others might say about you, and even fear of not overcoming a struggle.
If you’re going through struggles or even uncertain of these times, you are not alone. That is why this verse is so important to live by.
We are not supposed to live in fear but in power, using God’s words to speak over our lives. In love, by loving God first and His people, even when it hurts. Lastly, with self-control, not wavering left to right in our faith, but focusing straightforward.
Jesus Christ lived these three ways if you read the four gospels. From temptation, speaking to the religious leaders, healing the sick, there are many examples of how He lived under these three ways.
If you desire to overcome the struggles of the world, you need to seek the one who overcame them first. And that’s Jesus Christ. I go through struggles too, and sometimes I do fall. However, that does not mean I give in. I know Jesus Christ will lift me up, and He will do the same for you as well.
There you go. I hope this post encouraged you. My primary purpose was to encourage you to focus on the One who knows how to overcome the world’s struggles. We all go through them, but we don’t have to go through them alone. That’s when Jesus Christ comes in. And I hope you will let Him in.
Until Next Time, thrive with purpose.