Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Faith is anything but blind. It can see what the naked eye can’t.
All of us will be touched by life events we have no control over. Things we have no power to fix, things that only faith can bring us through.
When I was a young mom, my baby son developed an illness with a “no-hope” diagnosis. A neighborhood pastor was told of the situation and visited our home. He encouraged me to see my son well. He asked me to picture him living a full life instead of lying lifeless in a hospital crib. It helped me see past what I was seeing . . . that was back in 1977, and since that time I have leaned on his counsel through many hopeless situations.
My no-faith grew to small-faith.
A few years later, another son was born with another “no-hope” diagnosis. It’s difficult to discard reality when it continues to slap you in the face in a hospital room. I had to choose to look through God’s word to see past what I saw and heard . . .
When logic screams, how . . . God whispers, remember . . .
Awe. My sons lived.
My small-faith grew to greater-faith.
We don’t have to be limited by our senses.
Within God’s word we can find a resting place that hears beyond the audible and sees beyond the visible . . . perfect faith where worry and despair can’t survive.
We can turn “I know He can, but I don’t think He will” into “I know He can and I know He will” . . . by simply believing He’s that big.
The moment we reason, we invite doubt and unbelief.
Faith isn’t pollyanna wishful-thinking, but believing in a heavenly Father who can do more than what we ask or think. Believing not only in major miracles but in the daily miracle of what we receive for the day.
We can move the mountains that block our view . . . with just a Word.
Faith isn’t a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but simply taking God at His Word. (Christmas Evans)