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What is faith?

Is it the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen?


Is it the evidence of things we cannot yet see?


The writer of Hebrews addresses the topic of faith directly.


"What is faith?" he asks.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

(Hebrews 11:1 /KJV).




--there are three words we don't usually associate with faith.

And they certainly don't mean "blind."

Through the rest of chapter 11, the author of Hebrews tells story after story of people who acted on this confident assurance that God was in control. And all this assurance rests on the fact that they knew God's character.

It's true that we don't always know the specifics of what God would do in the future, but they knew God well enough to trust Him.

As we read the Bible and daily allow God control of our life, we'll learn to trust the character of God.

We'll learn the truth of God's promises to love us always, to provide for us always, to work all events out in a way that is good, both for us and for God.


Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) says

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."


Lord, thank You for loving me, guiding me, and protecting me. Please give me the confidence I need to trust You. Increase my faith everyday, as l face many challenges in life ahead. I pray to You, in Jesus Name, Amen.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."

Hebrews 11:1-3 (KJV)



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