How to Walk by Faith and Not be Afraid
Faith can do miracles.
To Moses who fed the Israelites, to Abraham who became the father of many nations, and to David who did incredible things—each of these Biblical characters showed that faith can indeed make the impossible, possible.
And as we continue along our Christian journey, walking by faith can also be like walking on a tight rope—the feat can be filled with pressure. But if you just close your eyes and believe in Christ regardless of what life throws at you, you start to walk by faith and not by sight alone.
So truly walk the path that God has given you, here are four ways you can follow:
Rely on His words.
The Bible is your guiding journey of walking by faith. It teaches you to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).
These words are beacon of hope and light. Through the apostles, prophets, and disciples, you’ll begin to experience what salvation really means, and that you surrender the rest of you to Him.
Magnify your patience.
Without a patience, you can easily falter and surrender. The spiritual journey can be unforgiving but endure and stay determined with your faith. God waits and makes everything in its place for a reason.
Patience is a powerful virtue that springs up different other virtues like humility and generosity. And through these virtues, you become a gentle and loving Christian and live a life of unbroken fellowship and spiritual oneness with God.
Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
In order to draw closer to God, pray either a short prayer or a long one. Praying unceasingly will help build a deep relationship with Him. Remember to include your friends, family, and even your enemies in your prayer.
Here are some useful ideas to follow when praying:
- Listen in silence. Find a tranquil corner away from the distraction of music, internet, phone, and worldly problems. It should be a spot where you can kneel and pray with God’s eternal presence.
- Walk in prayer. Find a spiritual retreat to the park, church, or around your neighborhood. Walk and say your prayer while you tread slowly.
- Use A.C.T.S. Always remember these letters: A for Adoration, C for Confession, T for Thanksgiving, and S for Supplication. Use these as your daily devotional prayer guide.
- Keep a prayer journal. Write letters to God through your daily prayer journal. You can also be creative and write your prayers through poems and songs.
Let go and trust Him.
As we can remember in the gospel of Matthew when Jesus was walking on water, Peter said “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to you in the water.” Then Jesus answered, “Come.” Peter had faith, but soon after, he turned his attention away from him. He began to sink. And Jesus said, “Oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Like Peter, you sometimes hesitate and fear—afraid that your faith is not enough, and that you would eventually sink. But if we let go and believe in Him completely, you will have the Christian faith to walk on water. As all things are possible if you fully leap straight into the arms of Christ.