It’s an unusual word.
Simply put, to bolster something is to support it, uphold it, strengthen it, and reinforce it.
We all have days when we need some words that will support, uphold, strengthen, and reinforce our faith.
Maybe today, you need a little faith bolstering?
Here are 6 wonderful promises from the Bible to encourage your faith today:
Promise One – Romans 4:18
It can make even the bravest soul weak.
When we have to wait & wait & wait, we can begin to lose heart. Doubt can creep in. Frustration can build up. Desperation will start knocking at our door.
That’s when we have to turn to faith & hope. Abraham believed when there was absolutely NO reason to have hope.
We are told in Romans 4:17, “Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.”
THINK ABOUT THIS… If God can bring the dead back to life and create this world out of nothing, can’t He also take care of whatever you and I are waiting on??
Promise Two – Mark 9:24 (part one)
There’s a wonderful story in the Bible in the Book of Mark where Jesus encounters a father with a son who is very ill. The boy had what the Bible calls a “mute spirit.”
The father asks Jesus do something to help his son.
He cries out with tears in Mark 9:24, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” And, Jesus healed the boy.
What a great way for us to pray today – especially if we are facing something hard or daunting: “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.”
Promise Three – Mark 9:24 (part two)
Lack of faith.
Someone asked me yesterday about this concept. I found the most interesting thing as I studied.
This word “unbelief” in the original language means, “An unwillingness to commit oneself to another or to respond positively to someone’s actions or words.” (Greek-English Lexicon)
How often are we just UNWILLING to trust God?
How often are we just UNWILLING to commit ourselves to what the Bible says?
Maybe this father’s prayer in Mark 9:24 could read, “MAKE ME WILLING TO BE WILLING to trust You, Jesus!”
Promise Four – Exodus 14:31
What does it take for us to really trust God and put our faith in Him??
For the people of Israel, they had to see the Red Sea part, the Egyptians drown, and this amazing miracle BEFORE they put their faith in the Lord. Their faith came AFTER their miracle.
What about you and me??
Do we trust Him before the miracle comes?
Before we see Him act on our behalf?
Or, do we wait until our miracle comes to trust Him?
I pray we will believe even when we cannot see! May we put our faith in Him BEFORE the miracles happen!
“When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the Lord and in his servant Moses.” Exodus 14:31
Promise Five – Joshua 1:9
“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NLT
Promise Six – Psalm 145:3
“I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever.
I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.” Psalm 145:1-3, NLT
Need just a little more faith bolstering?
How about this song from Hilary Scott:
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