Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
One of the hardest parts of following Christ is exercising our faith. It was hard for the disciples and they lived with Jesus! He had just finished feeding the 5,000 people and told the disciples to take the boat across the lake. There was a big storm and they were afraid. When Jesus came walking on the water toward them at 3:00 in the morning they were terrified. St. Mark writes, “Then Jesus climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped. They were totally amazed, for they still didn’t understand the significance of the miracle of the loaves. Their hearts were too hard to take it in.” According to the author of Hebrews, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” This is more than optimism. Faith is the confident belief in the trustworthiness of our Lord. We have can have optimism because of our faith. But we exercise faith in God, even when things don’t seem optimistic. Today put your faith in the loving trustworthiness of our Lord.
Dear Father, forgive me for my lack of faith. Help me to see through Your eyes and put my faith and confidence in Your trustworthiness.
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