Resuscitate Your Faith

Resuscitate Your Faith |

Doubt strangles your breathing.

Focusing on your fears instead of faith will inflame your airways and make you hyper-sensitive to every passing wind.

Without proper attention, your labored, asthmatic breathing will tighten up your muscles unmercifully.

Panic will set in as your heart races with trepidation.

It’s vital to your spiritual health for you to keep your inhaler close by: a healthy dose of Truth applied directly to your lungs can help restore your breathing.

When your heart is hammering, slowly inhale the Word of life. Let it’s life-giving power seep down and cover every part of your mind, body, and soul.

Allow the Great Physician to restore you.

How to Resuscitate Your Faith

  • Recount how far you’ve come. Look back at your life and make a list of every time God has carried you through a season of uncertainty and provided for your needs (Note how David does this in Psalm 143).
  • Rehearse what you know is true. Write down a  Scriptural truth that anchors you in faith. Meditate on it daily. (Psalm 27:1-3 is one of my favorites.)
  • Relinquish your expectations for a trouble-free life. You live in a fallen, sin-saturated world. This is not heaven. Stop viewing this life as an extended vacation. Put your #ArmorOn daily as you step out into the war zone (Ephesians 6:10-18).
  • Remember God is sovereign over your circumstances. Your God is always at work. He will redeem every single circumstance in your life for His Kingdom purposes (Psalm 103:1-14).
  • Resolve to take one step of faith forward at a time. Don’t allow fear to swallow up your faith and paralyze you. Pray through the discomfort and determine to keep pressing in to Christ. He will give you the grace needed to make it through this day (Luke 6:25-34).

God will restore restful breathing as you apply the balm of His Word to your heart.  


Resuscitate You Faith | Just Breathe for 31 Days - Day 19 |

Breathing Exercise:

Read Acts 17:22-31. Remember the day that God first made your heart come alive in faith. Thank Him for the gift of life and breath today.

Never forget that God is an expert at bringing the dead back to life. Ask Him to restore your faith completely.


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15 Responses to Resuscitate Your Faith

  1. Kristi Woods October 20, 2016 at 8:15 am #

    Love the “R” steps, Lyli. Recounting how far I’ve come is a strong activity concerning my writing. It brings hope and thankfulness. Honestly, I’m not certain I’ve recounted nearly enough in my spiritual walk, however. Thank you, friend, for a little chime of reminder. Good word this morning.

  2. Michele Morin October 20, 2016 at 8:39 am #

    So much of what I have read this week has come back to the sovereignty of God. Could this possibly be a coincidence?

  3. Lisa notes October 20, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    Those are all good breathing exercises, Lyli. I can fall into anxiousness and fear occasionally, and I certainly don’t want to stay there. These are wonderful reminders of how to let the Lord pull me out.

  4. Joanne Viola October 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    Wonderful post, Lyli! You brought 2 Corinthians 4:13 to mind – “It is written: I believed, therefore I have spoken. With the same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak.” We breathe in God’s promises and speak them in prayer. Like a spiritual CPR 🙂 Blessings!

  5. Lesley October 20, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Thanks for sharing these steps- they are really helpful. I think we all have times when we could do with some spiritual CPR.

  6. Gayl Wright October 21, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    “God will restore restful breathing as you apply the balm of His Word to your heart.” Yes, so true. I love your analogy here and pray that God will enable us all to remember to keep our focus on him and his word which revives!

    Blessings to you, Lyli!


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