Fearless Faith – August 4, 2023 

Friday, August 4th

Devotional written by Pastor Brian Williams, Young Adults Pastor




To read today:   Acts 3

David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the terraces inward.  And he became more and more powerful, because the Lord God Almighty was with him.

2 Samuel 5:9-10





How awesome is the God we serve! He triumphs, calls us friends, and conquered death! Nothing is too hard for Him! In today’s key verse, the city David took was unconquerable until God decided it wasn’t. David became King and fearlessly marched to take the city that was too tough for others to take. He was fearless because he had faith in God. The faithfulness of God in David’s life ignited even more faith in David, and there was nothing to fear, for God was with him.

In Acts Chapter 3, a similar fearless faith dawns on the disciples. Peter and John moved from men of fear and denial to men of absolute confidence. They saw, touched, and spoke with the risen Lord. They finally understood the Kingdom of God and the everlasting weight of it. They saw Him raised and glorified. Now, what is there to fear or be timid about? Jesus is Lord, and they were eyewitnesses to it.

Yet the Lord said to Thomas, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29). If there is even an iota of personal testimony you have to the goodness, power, and faithfulness of God, cherish and build upon it. Don’t get lost in bemoaning what you haven’t seen or experienced. Rather, embrace what you have seen and experienced, and strike out in faith knowing that God’s faithfulness will be proven even more, and your faith will build to the point of moving mountains.

What has God given you? What has He done for you? What has He shown or taught you? Be faithful with what you have been given and more will be given to you. Act upon what little faith you have and find hope in the Lord to build more faith in you.

Prayer – Jesus, I plead with you as the despairing father did in Mark 9:24, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Reveal your glory this week. May I not succumb to the skepticism and unbelief of the Pharisees in questioning Your glorious acts. Show Your power Father and strengthen us in faith this week. Jesus, to you be all glory, honor, and power forever and ever. Amen.




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