Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11 is one of those “all-time favorite” chapters. It’s the “By faith” chapter. After this verse there is a recap of many who lived and did great things by faith. The heartbeat of this chapter is that assurance and anticipation rest on God’s promises, knowing that we can entirely trust in Him, who is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). I have found that the hardest times to keep my faith are in times of waiting or when I don’t get what I want. Those are the times that I have to stop and ponder: is my faith towards God conditional, like a transaction? “I will… if You…” Or do I fully trust in His goodness and faithfulness?
“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.” – Max Lucado (Su).
Thoughts for the day
- Do you trust and believe in God regadless of circumstances?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you can share this message with?
Think of someone you know who could use a little joy in their lives and pray for presence of the Lord to rest on them. “In His presence there is fullness of Joy” Psalm 16:11.