We often mix up faith with emotion, feeling uplifted when things go our way and doubting when they don't. But faith is more solid than that, like a foundational building block of our spiritual lives. Hebrews 11:1 (TLB) explains, "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see."
Faith bridges the gap between hope and reality, between our earthly lives and God's heart for us. It's not swayed by how up or down we feel. Instead, it remains constant because it's rooted in something far more significant: God's nature and His infallible Word.
The next time you find yourself mistaking feelings for faith, remember this; Faith is an act of willful obedience, a solid response to God's promises. It's the bedrock that doesn't waver, even when our feelings do. Solid as a rock, that's what faith is.
Quote Faith bridges the gap between hope and reality.
Lord, help me learn more about faith and its value in my life. Amen.
Pick the top five things you are going through and start to pray in faith that they will be resolved.
(TLB) The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Inspired by a sermon written by Phil Davies, Founder and Chairman of www.sportingmarvels.com
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