“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we don’t see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
When we come to Christ, we hear a lot about faith. But we don’t know what it is. We have questions about a lot of things but every time we hear a discussion on the ways of God we always hear the word, “faith.”
Sometimes this brings up more questions. Can we have faith in other persons? Can we have faith in ourselves?
The writer of Hebrews explains faith as an assuredness and a certainty. We hope for things to happen in the lives of our loved ones or even our own lives. When we become certain the hoped for event will transpire, we have exercised faith.
When we have faith in other persons, we may become disheartened when they let us down. People will disappoint us. If we believe in just ourselves and our strength we discount the power of God.
I have said this before; God sees the big picture while we can only see what’s right in front of us. We learn to have faith by learning to trust the Lord.
Faith Statement: “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13 (NIV)