It’s that time of the year again … the hot summer gives way to a mild winter in this part of the world. In this transition, the mornings are welcomed with heavy fog and mist. It’s more of an eye test for me, as visibility hits low extremes, even driving becomes a challenge. Sometimes there are pockets of thick fog and I suddenly emerge from the cloud to clear view until I hit the next pocket. I always wondered how difficult it must be for pilots who try to land aircrafts in such conditions. Thank God for radars that helps them land safely.
Faith – a small five letter word, but more powerful that anyone can imagine. To most, it is associated with their religion and what they believe in. To others, it’s just another word that relates to trust in someone or something.
What is Faith?
The Bible describes it this way – “the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” – Hebrews 11:1
Faith is the radar that sees through the fog!
We all hit pockets of fog in life, times when we lack clarity – how to move forward, what decision to make etc. and we feel lost in the fog. Pockets of fog are those situations, circumstances and crossroads that challenge our faith in God. There is confusion in these pockets and these are times when we need our radar to be on full alert for word from the Lord to lead us to the path He sees best for us. Faith is the tool that helps us through the fog and gives us a sense of clarity and direction.
Faith is believing in things we have not seen!
In Hebrews 11:3, we read “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” None of us were around when God created the world with His Word, and yet we believe that God is the creator of all that we see today. By faith, we believe that Jesus Christ will come back again to take us to our eternal home, because we trust in His promises.
Faith distinguishes you from others!
The Bible talks of many Faith warriors who believed in the mighty power of God and obeyed blindly what God asked them to do. Abraham a.k.a ‘father of faith’ is one such person, who was willing to leave the comfort of his home and family based on a mere promise God gave him. This does not mean that there were no other people who lived and believed in those times, but his degree of faith in God distinguished him from the rest.
Faith pleases God!
The Bible says that “… without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” – Hebrews 11:6. Our life should be a life of faith with a personal assurance that God exists and that He answers us when we call on Him and seek Him diligently.
Confession of Faith
In Romans 10:9 – the Bible focuses on believing and confessing the same message. Fear and doubt often keeps us from speaking the same language of faith. Even though we believe in God and we know He can do the impossible, we often tend to doubt and speak words of fear. Words of faith like –“I trust in God to lead me through this, He is able to bring me out of this situation etc.” can complement the faith that we profess in God.
‘The tongue has the power of life and death, those who love it will eat its fruit’ – Proverbs 18:21.
Keep your Radars on and alert!
Faith has worked wonders in many lives all around us and there is no reason it shouldn’t do the same for you! God is able to do amazingly more than what we think of or even can imagine.
Keep your radar of Faith on and trust God to lead you through … He will never fail you!
I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do!
“What faith can do” by Kutless