What is faith? Hebrews 11;1 11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. When we hope it is for things yet to come or for things that are not material like strength, happiness, etc. Our faith is what brings about the things that we hope for and therefore proves that faith exists in our lives. With faith in God anything is possible as long as we trust in Him. Our trust is what activates the power of God in our lives and brings our faith to the real world. When Israel was in the desert for 40 years after the Exodus out of Egypt, God was not testing their faith, He was proving their Faith in Him. At one point they were brought to the Jordan and led to cross it. In the front of the caravan was the Ark of the Covenant carried by four priests who had to be the first to step out into the river knowing that the depth would cover them over their heads but they Trusted God and when they took that first step into the water the river was parted to allow the entire caravan to cross. The priests did not hesitate and God carried them with His Love and Power. Why then do we hesitate today to step out in Faith? If we look at our past trials and how hard they were it distracts us from the rewards God has given us after the trials were over. We forget to focus on Gods results because we forget to Trust in Him. If we always wake up and focus on what we have been blessed with and have Faith in the blessings to come we can learn to always trust Him specially when the times are hard.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. So when you get that feeling that nothing is going your way or there’s nothing you can do when you faith is tested, remember to Trust in God and keep the Faith. To us it may seem dismal or unbearable but it is God performing a work in us and through us so that we may be a light here on Earth. Just because we do not understand the things that happen to us does not mean that God is not with us or doing something for us or someone close to us. He is always with us and more so in our times of need. Hebrews 13:5-9 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”