I remember being confronted many times in school, and not knowing what to say to the students who asked questions about my faith. I wasn’t really sure what I believed or how to defend my faith. As a result, I was often silent when asked about my faith.
There’s power in understanding what you believe and why you believe it. Then when students come and question your faith, you can respond confidently, and hopefully influence them to love Jesus too.
So spend some time researching why you believe the Christian faith. There are many good resources online where you can find good solid apologetics for the Christian faith. Read them. Understand why you believe what you do about Jesus. If you’re struggling to find something, reach out to your youth pastor, pastor, or church leader and see what they’ve found helpful.
Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. – 1 Peter 3:15 (NLT)
Studying Helps You Succeed
When you go to take a test at school, you’re going to do better on it if you have spent time studying for the test. Then when you’re asked the questions on the test, you’re able to answer them confidently. In the same way, if you study what you believe, you’ll feel more confident when your faith is tested by the questions of others.
So if you haven’t, begin studying. Become confident in your faith in Jesus. Know that faith in Jesus is not uninformed, but it’s the most rational natural thing out there. Be prepared to confidently respond when others ask questions about your faith.
Today’s Truth: Knowing what you believe gives you boldness to answer the critics.
Pray: God help me to find good resources to help me defend my faith. I ask you for supernatural opportunities this year to share my faith with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Things to think about
- Do you feel confident to defend your faith? Why or why not?
- What are some ways you can become more confident in defending your faith?