“Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things we hope for, being the reality (faith perceiving as real fact what Is not revealed to the senses).”
– Hebrews 11:1
Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Joseph and Moses: all people of great faith in God. Each of whom were presented with a situation that required God to do the impossible. Having the great faith that they did does not mean that they suddenly knew how God was going to take care of their situation. Each of them had to come to a place where they trusted Him enough to just do something. They could not concern themselves with the details of how He was going to do it.
Following the instructions that are given and trusting God to do whatever He is going to do on our behalf is how we exercise our faith. But just because you have great faith doesn’t mean you will necessarily see more clearly. It just means that you’re at peace with not seeing, and trusting that God is in control of the situation. This isn’t always an easy thing for us to do, but once God reveals His plan we will clearly see why He did not need our help figuring out the details. Isaiah 55:8 says, “’For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord.”
Confession for today: “Lord God, I want to trust you completely with every detail of my life and be at peace when there are things that are beyond my control. You are a good Father who wants only good things for me, so I confess that I trust You completely to do what it is that You want to do in my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
Let your light shine,