It’s easy to have faith in God when things are going well. But what about when life gets tough and it feels like He’s nowhere to be found?
Here are 3 ways to have faith in God when life gets hard.
Faith In God Through Prayer
First things first: pray.
Talk to God like you would a friend. Tell Him what’s going on and how you’re feeling. Ask for his help and guidance.
Prayer will connect us with God even when we’re feeling lost or alone.
He is a God who hears us.
Study Scripture, Increase Your Faith
Another thing that has helped me maintain my faith is studying Scripture. There are so many verses in the Bible that offer comfort and hope in times of trouble.
When I’m struggling, I often turn to passages like Psalm 46:1-3:
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam and the mountains tremble with its tumult.”
This verse reminds me that no matter what happens, God is always with me and he will never leave me alone.
Finally, we build our faith by serving others.
When I’m focused on helping others, it helps me zoom out. My fears become dim. My troubles become small.
When we partner with the Holy Spirit, we see just how big our God is.
Jesus Didn’t Promise Easy
In John 16:33b, Jesus said:
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Life will be hard—but in the end, Jesus wins. And so do we.
By praying, studying Scripture, and serving others, we can stay connected to God even when we feel lost or alone.
Today’s devotion by Jordan Loftis, author of two bestselling books Today We Win and The Men With Bare Feet, host of The Bible Better Podcast, and editor of Short Daily Devotions.