“Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck.” 1 Timothy 1:19, KJV
Peter was devastated that he denied Jesus three times. After walking with Jesus all this time, he denied him when he needed him the most. He felt doubtful of who he was, he turned away from ministry and went back to fishing for a living. After Jesus rose from the dead, He came to Peter, showed him his love and his truth and revived his faith.
Have you ever gone through something so traumatic that it wrecked your faith? Maybe it caused you to question God, who you are, or whether you can do what He has called you to do. Your faith, your strength to stand, has now been damaged. This is called ‘shipwrecked faith’.
How do you fix a shipwrecked faith? Recognize that lie caused the shipwreck of your faith. The truth is what will build it again. Faith comes by hearing God’s Word and the more you hear it in your heart, the more it will build your faith. It will repair what was done and also give you more faith.
God ‘s Word is powerful enough to fix your faith. It gets to the root of where you are broken. You may not even realize why that experience affected you so deeply, but God will begin to speak to you in love and expose the root cause.
Maybe someone you know went through something so severe, it wrecked their faith and they have turned away. Be like Jesus and go to them with love and with truth. Just as Jesus repaired Peter’s faith and set him free, he will repair them and set them free also.
Prayer: Thank You Lord for Your love and Your truth. It is so real. It affirms who we are in You. Repair my faith. Make my faith strong again. I believe in the changing power of Your Word. I ask that you help me to share Your love and Your truth to someone that needs their faith made new again. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Matthew 26:75, John 21:15-19)