“Faith Hoped For!”
“What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. God gave his approval to people in days of old because of their faith. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” (Hebrews 11:1-3)
Someone asked me the other day what does it truly mean to have faith? If I was to define what it means, could I find the true definition? “What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen.” When it comes to faith, we are all called to have confidence and assurance in what we hope. The true key to faith is not the word itself, but the word “Hope.” In these times, when you hear the word hope used, it usually means that it is not going to happen. If there is any word that is ever used out of context, it would be the Word Hope. If we look back in Hebrews 6:19, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…” When you have something anchor, it isn’t moving, especially if it is firm and secure! Just think what a difference of live we would have if we were anchored to the word of the Lord, then you would understand what it means to have true hope and faith!
“By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” Creation is the greatest gift given to us from God, because it is a constant reminder of who God is. Think about it, when you wake up, do you hope to see the sky, sun and land? Nope, we go to sleep every night having faith that the world will be the same as it was the day before.
Now hold that thought, we sleep every night with that eternal hope that the world will be in the same in the morning. Now just think about what would happen if we had that same faith with word of God! If we prayed at night and woke the next day to see our faith manifested, Beloved it is a powerful thought, but we have a powerful and mighty God. When the word says, “Faith is the things Hoped for,” this means that when you hope, it will come to pass. Let today be the day that you believe in the Word of the Lord. Letting not things be called chance and luck, but Hope and Faith. The power of Hope will anchor you deeply into true Faith.