Here are some great insights about maintaining faith when fearing your thoughts. We all have questions. Fortunately, the Bible is full of the answers we need.
“But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith….“Keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith (1 Timothy 1:5, 19).”
“Holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience (1 Timothy 3:9).”
Keep Your Faith by Confessing Your Sin
In the Bible, especially in 1 Timothy, keeping the faith relates to having a good conscience. I don’t know you, and I’m not judging, but if there is anything that is troubling your conscience, it can keep you from having a good (clear, unaccusing) conscience. So, first make sure you confess all known sin in your life. God promises to forgive them when you do:
“If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:8-9).”
“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit….And have mercy on some, who are doubting (Jude 1:20-22).”
Jude, a human brother of Jesus, advises us to build our faith by praying in the Holy Spirit. Other believers are commanded to have mercy on you during this time, as you should for others who are struggling. Seek out fellow Christians who can support you. Most of them have been in your situation themselves.
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).”
The words of the hymn, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, express this idea well:
“Oh turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim. In the light of His glory and grace. His Word shall not fail you, He promised. Believe Him and all will be well.” Helen H Lemmel
“Awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:7-8).”
If you are already a believer in Jesus, look forward to His return. Pray for it every day. If you are a believer, He will confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus’ salvation includes that promise: “For now salvation is nearer to us than when we (first) believed. The night is almost gone, and the day (appearing of Jesus) is near (Romans 13:11-12).”
We know it isn’t easy. And as believers we all struggle as we remain as Jesus’ witnesses until He returns and takes us home. Thankfully, our salvation doesn’t depend on us.
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