First of all, I don't think of my faith as being strong, but it has definitely grown as our family has grown. I actually think that I need so much more faith, but if you look at me and my life and think that I have a larger than normal family because I can handle it, then you have mistaken.
Yes, I do have to have faith. That is because in and of myself, I am not capable of being a good, Godly mother. I have many weaknesses and lots of faults. I mess up. Everyday. I lose my patience and my temper. I get discouraged. I have pity parties. I compare myself to other women who appear to have it all together. I don't measure up. I have many countless fears and insecurities. You see, it's because I am not capable of being the perfect mother that I MUST have a strong faith in God.
God did not give me five kids at one time. They came in steps (doorsteps). I am not the same parent with soon to be five children that I was with one child. With each one, God has taught me new lessons of reliance on Him. God did not call me to be a parent of a certain number of children because I am equipped with certain qualities. Rather, God is equipping me with certain qualities as they are needed. He wants me to depend upon him.
God wants you to depend upon Him too. You are going to mess up and fall short many times, but God is calling you to have faith, not in yourself, but in Him.