Faith with substance


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Faith is the evidence of things not seen but of things we hope to see. In any court trial, if a witness claims about something he has not seen or heard, his testimony is disregarded. The court of faith is different; here, we need to prove our credibility by believing in what we cannot see. Faith takes a higher level of spiritual growth.

Any substance has volume and weight, so how can you physically measure something you are hoping for? How can things not seen have a shred of evidence? It doesn’t make sense to everyone, but those who hope on God for things not seen, i.e., have faith in God, please Him. Yes, faith pleases God and opens doors to miracles. Abraham, known as “the father of the faithful”, had his miracle baby because he trusted in God.

Every day our circumstances test our faith. It could be our health, our wealth or our relationships: you name it. But we should be able to sing joyfully through our trials – “Let the weak say I’m strong, Let the poor say I’m rich because of what the Lord has done for us.” Our future does not depend on what we can see ahead but on God Almighty: our firm foundation for this life and beyond.

No matter how many miracles the disciples witnessed, they were nowhere around during the trial of Jesus Christ. Only after they got filled with the Holy Spirit did their faith stand the test of the circumstances. Build your faith by praying with the Holy Spirit’s guidance(Jude 1:20) and immersing yourself in the word of God. Let your faith speak volumes of the great God you serve!

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