My prayer is that this devotion blesses your life. May God’s grace and peace be with you as you read and meditate.
Faith Is The Conviction Of Things Not Seen
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.– Hebrews 11:1
When I was younger in the Christian faith, I used to see faith as a one-time experience of putting your hope in Christ for salvation. Now I no longer see it as so. It isn’t just the onetime decision of trusting in Christ alone for salvation.
Faith is the continuous walk in truth, even when our feelings do not match God’s word. Faith is the beautiful hope of living by what is unseen, yet more real than the air we breathe. It is confidence in things not seen.
Indeed, it’s in those faith-filled moments of turning away from our feelings, our expectations, our visible circumstances, and of turning to God that we experience
- peace beyond measure
- confidence in Kingdom reality
- hope of eternal joy
Additionally, faith is not for the faint of heart. It’s a battle! In believing in God, we’re going against the lies of the enemy, the flesh, and the world.
It’s no coincidence that Hebrews 11 gives an account of those considered heroes of faith. Those who chose to follow God into the unknown. Those who decided to take God at His word, despite their circumstances.
In conclusion, this is the kind of real and raw faith I want to have. This is the kind of faith I want to model to my children. How about you?
Questions for reflection
- Can you think of a time in your life when you really grew in your faith by choosing to put your confidence in things unseen?
- What helps you personally to let go of fear and hold on to God’s promises?
Thank you, Lord, that I am Your child and I can be sure of your promises. Thank you, Lord, for the truth that never changes. Help me, Lord, to grow in faith as I take steps to hold on to Your word over my feelings, expectations, or experiences. Amen!
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