Faith to Be Super Strong

Is the strength of your faith dependent on you being a “Super” Man or “Super” Woman? Does you personal talent, ability, or emotional make-up increase your faith? Have any “superheroes” of the comics or on TV ever approached God in prayer, pointed to His word as their guide, or worshiped the Father in heaven?

Trying to be a super human to fight off the world’s strongest attraction or tackle life’s greatest challenges weakens your relationship with God. You are thinking and behaving as if you do not need God. You have the education. You have the years of “experience.” You trust in your power to obtain victories.

Faith comes from trusting God. He is great enough and big enough to help with the big things. He will take care of the small things as well. When Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19.24), His disciples were astounded. They asked the Lord, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus said, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (v. 26). Who do you trust now? Do you still believe in yourself or God?

Trying to take care of everything yourself, when you are “strong enough” weakens your faith because you do not believe God can help you. When you admit you are weak, this is when you experience God’s strength (2 Corinthians 12.9-10). Only when you admit you are sick will you go to the doctor. Only when you realize you need God’s help will you receive the help you need. Therefore, put your independent spirit aside. Put away that superhero cape. It does not go with the armor of God. Let God meet your need. Let your faith grow.