August 1 | Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
We use dictionaries all the time, especially in college. They are some of the most helpful reference works ever made. Even in some conversations I have later looked up the definition for a word that was used.
We have all types of “faith” in our world. Some people say that, “Seeing is believing.” Others talk about “blind faith.” Are these with the Bible is talking about? Only believing something after you see it in reality? Closing your eyes and walking into a door?
The writer of Hebrews defines faith for us. It assures us that the things we long for in the future will become reality. Faith bases itself on trust in the Lord who has made promises to us. He has never failed in His promises, so we expect His character and promises don’t change. He will make His promises happen.
Faith is the engine that drives the car to its destination. Hope is the gasoline that powers faith. Hope drives us to have the faith to see the promise become reality.
It’s not blind faith because it’s founded on your unfailing God. But you must step out and believe before you see the full reality. Seeing isn’t believing because it doesn’t require you to trust God for His promise before its fulfillment.
Action Steps: Ask God to give you the faith to trust Him more. Lean on Him to see the fulfillment of the promise before it becomes your reality.
Jesus, I trust You completely. You have never failed me and You aren’t going to start now. I can’t control anything that happens to me but You can. I lay my life in Your hands once again and surrender to You. Do what You will.