Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Gift of Faith

 





               

                 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 

                                                                                                                Hebrews 11:1-2 NIV

 

                The writer of Hebrews gives us an interesting concept of the meaning of faith.

He says that it is our being sure of what we hope for. Does this mean that when we are sure that something will happen as we want it to? Or does it mean that we must believe that the thing we want will transpire according to God’s desire and plan?

 

When our faith is in God, we can be sure that His Will is the most important and is what will transpire.

 

When we feel God’s presence around us, we can be certain that He is there, and He will guide us through the issues we face in this fallen world.

 

Several years ago, I heard a neat acrostic for the word faith:

                        Forsaking

                        All

                        In

                        Trusting

                        Him.

 

The writer of Hebrews says it best: “And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

 

For further reading:

Hebrews 3:6

2 Corinthians 4:18

Hebrews 11

2 comments:

  1. I like that acrostic Cecelia, that is a good and easy reminder!

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  2. Marja: Thank you for your kind comment. It has helped me when I get upset about how things are not going as I wish them to go. Peace and blessings to you and yours

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