Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. (Hebrews 5:8, KJV)
For as much then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. (1 Peter 4:1, KJV)
But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. (1 Peter 3:14-15, KJV)
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called:because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. (1 Peter 2:18-25, KJV)
What more can I say about these scriptures above to those who know Jesus for themselves. These scriptures should encourage and strengthen our faith in Jesus. Our faith does not necessarily increase, but what faith does is strengthens us. The scriptures speak of us having a measure or portion of faith that God gives to His people for the work of the Kingdom. Whatever portion of faith for the work of God is given to us strengthens us to do the work of God without any doubts or unbeilfs that could hinder us from being used by God who gives us the portion or measure of His faith for the work. This is why Jesus told His disciples while He prepares them for ministry that if they doubt not in their hearts, they will have what they say. When they speak or pray for something to manifest by the faith of God without any doubts or unbeilfs in their hearts where God places their portion or measure of faith, the power of God will manifest and God confirms His Word by way of miracles, wonders, and healings. As we continue to humble ourselves in The Lord, we will see God move in us and through us by way of His grace and power.