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:
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:
2 Corinthians 4:18