Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
God’s abundant goodness, His miraculous works, and the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus, for our salvation give us the confidence to put our trust in Him. We trust God’s Word with faith, we believe in His promises, and we are confident of His love. Faith is a process of growth, following, and relying on God. Faith changes us; it changes our hearts and thoughts; it gives us hope and a future. When we embrace faith, we become confident of the future and have assurance about what we do not see.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. Corrie Ten Boom
Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. Max Lucado
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie ten Boom
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”Matthew 17:20 (NLT)
What is faith to you?
Prayer: Our Lord, our Heavenly Father, help us to grow in hope, trust, and faith. Teach us not to be afraid of an unknown future, but to trust in You. Lord, help us grow in faith, rely on You, and know anything is possible with You. Like the simple, natural beauty of the white orchid blossoms, let us simply and naturally grow in faith and assurance. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen