Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1
Seeking approval from others is a constant battle for some of us. The beginning point of faith is believing in God’s character. He is who He says He is and He will do what He says He will do. Believing His promises, even though they may not have happened yet is demonstration of our trust in Him.
God helps us to overcome doubt. Psalm 42:5-6 says Why am I discouraged? “Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again—my Savior and my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember You.” Focus your thoughts on God’s ability to help you rather than on your inability to help yourself. Read the Bible’s accounts of God’s goodness, and meditate on them.
During these trying times, we need to not be shut up with our own flimsy faith when God loves to break in with revelation of a ‘New and Living Way.’
The person in right standing before God through loyal and steady believing is fully alive, really alive. Through Jesus we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Him. It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going.
The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.
Lord, scatter unbelief, gloom, rebellion, and doubt. Show Yourself again to me and come in the might of Your saving power, through Jesus Christ,