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The Promise of Faith

In ALL we think and do, there’s got to be a degree of faith. Faith has to apply in so much of our daily routine: faith you’ll wake up, faith your alarm wakes you for work, faith that other road travelers follow rules of the road, faith in our fellow man to do the right thing. Much of what we have faith in are not absolutes, yet we still move forward, often never even hesitating.

Sadly, when it comes to God, some refuse to trust and believe; never placing their faith in Him. Oh, maybe every once in a while, when adversity strikes their world, they’ll turn to God and perhaps even pray...but do they truly believe God will hear them and come through? Maybe, but more so if things work out according to their desires. Many allow their eyes to dictate their faith—if we fail to see results, we fail to keep the faith.

Food for thought...it’ll work out if our prayers line up with God’s will, not ours, and ONLY in His way and His timing and for revealing His glory; for the enemy can also work to make you think God’s answering your prayers, but in reality he’s moving you farther and farther from Christ.

Bottom line—we must know God and His character, commands and the promises of His Word. When we know Him in relationship, we can face each day with faith that God sees and knows every anxious thought, heartbreak, physical and emotional need and desire. We trust Him not because it says to, but because our faith in Him is rooted in what we have come to know and have already experienced in Him.

He is a God of His Word; His promises and goodness are true! THAT’S where faith lies -- in the “seen” of life thus far and the “unseen” of what’s yet to come here on earth and in Heaven.

Hebrews 11:7 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

John 20:29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Cathleen Reimsnyder

First Impressions Team

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