Mark Twain said, “October is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.”
The Bible says, “We have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place” (2 Peter 1:19).
Joni Erickson Tada said, “Faith isn’t the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It’s simply taking God at his word and taking the next step.”
How do we exercise our faith in God? Let me offer four suggestions.
- Don’t depend on yourself. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
- Cry out to God. “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6).
- Run from evil. “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil” (Proverbs 3:7).
- Listen to the Holy Spirit. “The Holy Spirit will teach you all things” (John 14:26).
Recovery Step: If your faith is wilting, try these four steps today.