Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith, we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. – Hebrews 11:1-3 NLT
Consider everything you’ve felt in the last 24 hours. Our experiences can take us from “what ifs” and “how tos” to “oh nos.” But faith is not a feeling, it’s a function.
It enables us to walk in the will of God, while relying on His grace. It gives us a good reputation. Faith gives us the ability to see God, regardless what life looks like.
In its mustard-seed-sized state it moves mountains. (Matthew 17:10)
As a shield, it quenches the enemy’s fiery darts. (Ephesians 6:13-18)
And when we feed our faith God’s Word, we go from drinking spiritual milk to chewing solid meat. (1 Corinthians 3:1 and 2)
Our feelings are not bad. But they may not be the best radar for responding to life. Happiness can be disrupted by the unexpected and pride always comes before we fall. But faith “shows the reality of what we hope for.”
What are you hoping for today? As we walk by faith, we’ll find it’s more than a feeling; it’s a divine function.
Dear God, Some days, I’m challenged by what I feel about myself, others or what I feel about Your plan. But I submit what I feel to You, the God who formed the universe by Your command. As I hope for __________, by faith, I trust You to form what’s needed in and around my life. Strengthen my heart as I wait for you to form it. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
How are your feelings in conflict with your faith? If we let our feelings lead, we’ll avoid growth and miss the will of God. If we let faith lead, we’ll conquer fear and we won’t miss seeing His glory.
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