Many times we are faced with issues of life which causes us to give up or doubt that God will help us. However, it is at our weakest moments that God actually steps in - if we just believe in him and continue to do our part even in the face of extreme adversities.
At some point in our life, it may happen that we are not sure where to go or what to do as the next best step which in essence means, we are stuck. However, God is our heavenly coach who is always there beckoning us to carry on, to believe and obey his commands - having faith. God's words gives us the grace we need daily to have confidence in him through Jesus Christ and contribute our efforts.
By being persistent in our desires for God's presence, reflecting daily on his spoken words - the bible - and developing daily attitudes that pleases him, will present us with amazing rewards, encouragement and confidence to trust God. When we obey his principles and hold on every step of the way as we encounter each obstacle we will overcome. This is an instance of effective faith being successfully manifested. Amanda Winder provides us with another scenario on Effective Faith which you may also find useful.
Common Questions About Faith
So here's the thing, we may ask ourselves the following questions at some point in our lifetime:
1. What is effective faith in God?
2. Why do I even need to have faith?
3. How do I grow my faith?
The Concept of Faith
Hebrews 11:1 Provides us with the perfect explanation of Faith: "Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see". (NIV)
Scripture explains that the source of faith is God: "For it is Grace you have been saved, through Faith -and this is not from ourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9, NIV).