Faith…the substance of things hoped for

Without faith, it is impossible to please God. The Bible says that for those that come to God they must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Our faith rests entirely in God and His Word. It is based solely on What God has said, for faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).

There are many things in life that people pray for, hope for, cry out for, beg for, and yet see unfulfilled. When we read Psalm 37:4, we find that when we delight ourselves in the LORD, he will give us the desire of our hearts. However, we often find ourselves at odds with these words in terms of unanswered prayer.

But the truth is that the answer is not that God gives us what we desire, but that he gives us the desire of our hearts—meaning he places his desire into us, making His desire our desire, and He does so in accordance with His will and with His timing.

This same truth is born out in Philippians 2:13, where it states that God works in us—TO WILL—He is working His will into us and making His will our will, and then, by His power, He works in us to accomplish His will—TO DO.

So trust in God and His promises. While He hasn’t said that he will remove every storm in your life, He has promised to be there with you in the storm. “I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) That is a promise that we can rest in, for God has declared it.

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