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5 Things To Do During Times of Hardship

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Sometimes when you are faced with difficult situations, you can lose your faith.

It can feel like God is not listening or that He simply doesn’t care.

However, it’s important to remember that faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not yet seen.

It’s also important to realize there’s a power working on your behalf, even when you can’t see it.

But when you learn to trust, despite your circumstances, you will see that your faith is still intact – you just have to hold on. You just have to make the choice to believe.

When you find yourself low on faith, here are five ways it can be restored.

1. Pray

Prayer is the key that unlocks the door. Give God some one-on-one time. Have faith in what you are praying about, and believe it will happen.

Pray for your family, your community and for the world’s well-being.

2. Learn to be Grateful

Look around at the people in your community. Think about how fortunate you are to have all the basic necessities such as food, shelter, a job or your health.

You may have one of these but not another. Someone else may may have what you don’t have , But praying for what you have.

The lesson here is… there is always something to be thankful for because things could always be worse.  Let’s learn to be appreciative of even the small blessings.

3. Talk to Godly Influences

Talking with someone who has been down the same road, can provide insight on your situation. They can help you rebuild your faith by offering some practical and Christian advice.

4. Reflect on Past Victories

Think back to a time when you were going through a tough situation.

Ask yourself: How did I get out of that situation in one piece? You needed faith to come out and you used it, whether you acknowledge it or not.

God worked on your behalf… and guess what? If He did it once, He can do it again.

5. Read Your Bible

Did you know that the Bible is full of stories of redemption.

They didn’t have is easy. In fact I think they had it worse. But they had faith working in their favor. They didn’t give up and God eventually delivered them from their storms.

Every day is full of promise and hope. Have faith that all things are working together for your good.

Believe in yourself, and know that you can do all things through Christ.

And believe this: What doesn’t break you only makes you AND your faith, stronger.

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