Topic : The Faith for Daily Life
The type of faith we have been talking about is required for new challenges and tasks greater than those we have
confronted previously. But there is also the type of faith that we need for daily living—faith to pay the bills, keep a good job,
raise the kids, make marriage work, get along with people, etc.
Faith for daily living is vital if we are going to eliminate stress and enjoy life. The faith habit will leave no room for the worry
habit. It also drives out the fear habit. Developing a habit of simply trusting God in every situation will help you overcome
many other bad habits.
Verbalize your faith. Say frequently, “I trust God.” Or “I believe that God is working in my life and circumstances right
now.” We speak out of faith, but then what we say also increases our faith.
In the Bible, David said, “I willsay of the
Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!” (Psalm 91:2).
The best way to defeat worry and fear is to resist them right away when they first try to enter your mind. The apostle Peter said that we should resist the devil at his onset (I Peter 5:9). Lift up the shield of faith, and with it you can extinguish all the fiery darts of the evil one (Ephesians 6:16).
Developing the faith habit willshield you from many negative and
tormenting emotions. We can learn to live by faith (Romans
Faith is filled with hopeful expectation and it never gives up. Someone has rightly said, “When faith goes to market, it always takes a basket.” Keep your basket handy because God may fill it at any moment.