Video by Joyce Meyer Ministries

Have you ever felt like giving up on God? Like throwing in the towel when life gets too messy or confusing? You’re not alone, friend.

Even the giants of the faith — David, Elijah, John the Baptist — had moments of doubt and weariness. Times when they felt abandoned or were tempted to question God’s faithfulness.

Yet they discovered a key truth: God remains faithful even when we are faithless.

His lovingkindness never ceases. His mercies never come to an end (Lamentations 3:22-23).

In this blog post, I’ll explore how to remain faithful to God through every season of life. Through times of blessing and times of hardship. Through mountaintops and valleys alike.

I’ll share what has helped me most to stay grounded in God — a mix of 7 spiritual disciplines combined with remembrance of His unfailing love.

By the end, it’s my prayer you’ll feel freshly equipped and hopeful to walk faithfully with Jesus all the days ahead!

Why Staying Faithful Matters

Staying faithful to your calling

But first, it’s fair to ask — why does remaining faithful to God matter anyhow? Can’t I waver in my commitment or just float in and out as I please?

In a word: NO. Jesus made clear that following Him requires your all. Half-hearted disciples need not apply.

He invites you to take up your cross daily, choose the narrow way, and forsake all to be His disciple (Luke 9:23, Matthew 7:14, Luke 14:33).

God desires your whole-hearted devotion because He loves you deeply and deserves nothing less.

Faithfulness matters also because so much depends on it:

  • Your testimony will point others to Christ.
  • Your growth into maturity and Christlike character.
  • Receiving all God has planned for your life.
  • Your eternal reward and hearing “Well done!” from Jesus.

Simply put, wavering leads to spiritual weakness and stagnation. James 1:6-8 (ESV) warns:

6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

By God’s grace, you can finish this race strongly — learning how to remain faithful through every storm.

7 Practical Tips to Remain Faithful to God

Reaffirm your commitment daily

If you’ve felt your faith wavering lately, take heart. God specializes in restoring the broken and lifting the weary!

Let’s explore some practical steps to remain grounded in God when doubts arise:

1. Reaffirm Your Commitment Daily

Start each morning by consciously recommitting your life and day to the Lordship of Jesus.

The Christian life is not a one-time deal — it’s a daily choice to yield yourself fully to God.

Romans 12:1 reminds us to offer our bodies as “living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.”

Rebellion usually starts subtly when you get distracted by other things which end up crowding God out. That’s why beginning each day in surrender is so key.

When you wake up, pause to pray something like this:

“God, I give this day to You. Have Your way in my life today and use me for Your glory. I choose to walk in holiness, obedience, and faithfulness to You. Empower me by Your Spirit to live fully devoted to You.”

2. Guard Against Sin

Say No to Sin

One danger of becoming complacent is that sin easily creeps back in.

Hebrews 3:12-13 (ESV) warns:

12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”

You must continually “put to death the deeds of the flesh” with the help of God’s Spirit living in you (Romans 8:13). Do not let sin gradually harden your heart again.

Regularly examine your life and motives by asking yourself:

  • Is there any sin I’m rationalizing or allowing back in?
  • Where am I growing complacent and less zealous in obeying God?
  • Are my feelings beginning to rule me rather than God’s Truth?

Nip any compromise in the bud through repentance and God’s grace.

3. Saturate Yourself With The Word of God

God’s living Word serves as a mirror to reveal sin, a compass when you’re confused, and spiritual nourishment to sustain you.

Set aside dedicated time daily to read the Bible and let its truth penetrate your heart deeply. Deuteronomy 11:18 (ESV) directs:

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.”

Ask God to speak to you through His Word and actively listen for His voice through the words of Scripture.

Additional spiritual disciplines like memorizing key passages and meditation further transform Scriptural truths from head knowledge into heart conviction.

4. Pray Continually

Pray Continually

Prayer serves as your lifeline connection with God that also releases His power in your life.

“Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.”

Psalm 5:2 (ESV)

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV) simply says:

“Pray without ceasing.”

Begin listening to the Holy Spirit’s promptings as you go about your day. Offer simple prayers asking for help, guidance, or thanking God during your daily routine.

Also, block out extended periods devoted solely to prayer as Jesus modeled by praying all night long to the Father.

“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.”

Luke 6:12 (NIV)

Pour out your heart transparently, wrestle through confusion, make petitions, and listen quietly for His still small voice.

5. Worship Whole-Heartedly

The old hymn rightly proclaimed: “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love.”

We all tend to stray away from God’s sustaining grace. That’s precisely why passionate worship matters immensely — it recenters your focus back to God.

Worship redirects your attention from absorption with life’s struggles to God’s awe-inspiring greatness.

As you lift your voice in adoration through song, lifted hands, and shouts of joy breakthroughs will follow.

6. Stay Connected To A Christian Community

Stay Connected To A Christian Community

Trying to walk faithfully with Jesus solo is nearly impossible. We all need the regular encouragement, accountability, wisdom, and support found in a Christian community.

God designed us for meaningful fellowship within the Body of Christ. Surround yourself with a small group of trusted believing friends who can pray alongside you, listen, and keep you on track.

Their godly counsel will provide invaluable perspective when you’re blinded by problems. And their faith and vision can lift you up when weariness sets in.

7. Remember God’s Faithfulness

Perhaps most critical when you feel your commitment to God wavering is to remember His faithfulness.

God remains infinitely reliable even when you falter and life feels tenuous. Lamentations 3:21-23 (ESV) declares:

21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Friend, you have barely scratched the surface of God’s love! Trust that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion (Philippians 1:6).

Key Takeaways on Remaining Faithful

Remaining faithful to God

To recap the main points on retaining unwaering faith:

  • Renew your commitment to follow Jesus daily.
  • Put sin to death and guard against compromise.
  • Constantly nourish your soul in God’s Word.
  • Pray continually about everything.
  • Worship passionately.
  • Stay connected to a Christian community.
  • Remember God’s faithfulness.

I hope these tips on retaining unwavering faith through all of life’s ups and downs prove helpful on your journey.

May you discover a depth of intimacy with Christ that weathers all storms! He is worth following wholeheartedly all of your days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What if I still struggle to trust God because of past hurts or unanswered prayers?

A. God understands when past experiences make it hard to trust Him fully. Be honest with Him about the wounds and disappointments holding you back.

Ask God to replace skepticism with childlike faith. Then by His grace, take small steps of obedience to rebuild your trust in Him.

Q. How do I find strength when chronic health problems or other ongoing trials tempt me to doubt God’s goodness?

A. Ongoing trials that stretch your faith can be brutal. In the furnace of adversity, cling tightly to these truths: God is sovereign and is able to miraculously intervene at any time.

He promises His loving presence and sufficient grace for each day. And He is intricately working even painful circumstances for an ultimate good purpose (Romans 8:28).

Cry out for strength just to endure one more day. God faithfully provides manna and strength for every 24 hours when you have none of your own.

Over time, you’ll gain firsthand testimony of His goodness amid the fire.

Q. I want to remain faithful to my spouse, but my feelings waver. What should I do?

A. Emotions fluctuate but commitments remain steadfast, so anchor your loyalty to your marriage vows not fickle feelings.

When physical attraction wanes or conflict erupts, remember why you married this person in the first place. Then prayerfully take practical steps like increased communication, more intentional date nights, listening well, or speaking their love language.

Most of all, ask God to renew your love daily with His supernatural strength. Do not depend on your limited human feelings.

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