George Müller is considered to be one of the spiritual giants of the church. Do yourself a favour and read his life story. Faced time and time again with overwhelming needs, he turned to God in prayer, claiming His promises and experiencing amazing miracles. But great faith does not come overnight; it comes over a lifetime of walking with God. Müller said: ‘My faith is the same faith which is found in every believer. It has been increased little by little for the last twenty-six years. Many times when I would have gone insane from worry, I was at peace because my soul believed the truth of God’s promises. God’s Word, together with the whole character of God as He has revealed Himself, settles all questions. His unchangeable love and His infinite wisdom calmed me. I knew, “God is able and willing to deliver me.” It is written, “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”’
You say, ‘How do I get this kind of faith?’ The Bible says, ‘Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.’ (Romans 10:17 NASB) Just as a daily diet of good nutrition strengthens you physically, so do reading, meditating, studying, verbalising, and standing on God’s Word each day strengthen you spiritually. The ‘secret’ of successful Christian living is not a secret at all—just get into God’s Word and get God’s Word into you. You can’t avoid anxiety-producing situations in life, but when your faith is strong you can overcome them.