Sometimes easier said than done, right? When you're in the midst of desperation and darkness, the last thing you need is for someone to tell you to keep the faith.
Yet...Faith is exactly what we need during those frightening moments. The beautiful truth is that faith is the foundation and doorway of miracles. The other beautiful truth is that we don't have to conjure up faith, or try to control whether we have it or not.
We have divine help to increase our faith, no matter what's going on around us. Praying to increase your faith is one of the most important prayers that we can make. Calling upon God to fan the flames of belief, hope, optimism, and faith can be a life-changing step to take.
On the other side of this, though, is having faith in the specific solution that God creates. It's about having faith that God's infinite wisdom is taking care of all of the details, and knows the best way to resolve your situation. So the answer to your prayer may look different than your expectations, and yet it will be the best way when you look back on it.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, I need your help please. I feel stressed and nervous, and my faith is shaken. Please send your Holy Spirit to lift me up, and help me to stop trying to control everything by myself. I know that I can't do this alone, so I give it to you Father, with my open heart and arms gratefully receiving your blessings.
And here's a relevant scripture: The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7 NIV
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Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops. Doreen is the author of more than 50 books about angels and other mind-body-spirit issues, including the best-selling Healing with the Angels and Messages from Your Angels books and angel oracle cards.