Covid-19 has tested our faith and our belief in God. Many Christians have placed more faith in Boris, Trump, the government and science, than in God and His Words. Faith is more than a feeling that is only strong when weâ€™re in church or with prayer warriors. Faith is a confidence that comes from knowing God and His promises. When you know a person well, and you know they always keep their word, and they tell you they are coming to your house at a certain time, then you have faith that they will come to your house at that time. You arenâ€™t going to call them just before and ask if they are still coming. No, you trust that they are faithful to do what they said, because they have done it in the past.
Faith in God works in a similar way. When we know Godâ€™s character and His promises, and weâ€™ve seen what He has done in the past, our faith begins to grow. Thatâ€™s why Romans says that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Thatâ€™s how we get to know Him. Through the consistency in His Word and the testimony of others.
Today, I encourage you to build your faith by spending time in Godâ€™s Word. Get to know Him and His plans that are for your good. By trusting Him that what He has blessed you with in the past, He will do it again, and more. Let faith rise up in your heart and bring to pass all that youâ€™ve been hoping for!
â€œNow faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.â€(Hebrews 11:1, NIV)
Pray With Me!
Yahweh, thank You for the confident hope and assurance found in You. Father, increase my faith and hope in You. Please show me Your ways as I study Your Word, so I will get to know and trust You. God, let faith rise in my heart as I seek You first in all that I do today and always, in Jesusâ€™ Name! Amen.