What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. (Hebrews 11:1 NLT)
Do not be discouraged if you are “feeling” like a failure when it comes to faith. You are not alone. To believe in what you cannot see or prove is not easy.
Faith based on Facts followed by Feelings
Faith is not easy if you are trying to support it with “feelings” rather than facts. Feelings are not the foundation for faith. Thoughts and feelings support doubt; they are not a reliable guide to the truth. Feelings come and go, but the facts remain the same. Do not trust your Feelings; trust the Facts and your Faith will grow.
Satan asked the first question in the Bible to Eve and it had one purpose: to sow the seeds of doubt in the minds of Adam and Eve, causing them to disbelieve what God had told them and then he lied to them. (see Genesis 3:1-4)
Satan is a liar, a deceiver, a destroyer, he hates God, and he hates you. He would like nothing better than to cripple you in any way he can. He will play with your thoughts and undermine your faith. He is the author of doubt. He is the destroyer of faith.
You are no match for Satan. Do not even go there. Stand stubborn against him; resist him, seek God’s help and Satan will flee from you. God will protect your heart and mind from the wiles of Satan. (see Ephesians 6:10-18)
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you. (James 4:7-8 NLT)