The author of Hebrews provides a definition of faith. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (NKJV) Here’s a radical thought: faith begins with hope! When Nehemiah became discontented with the walls of Jerusalem being in ruins, God gave him a steadily increasing hope that
The apostle Paul writes of the joy of seeking and knowing the living God. I Timothy 4:10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. (NKJV) The apostle is writing to his protégé Timothy about the
The author of Hebrews calls on Christ-followers to share their hope with others. Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. (NKJV) Every day you are to abide — live continuously — in the presence and power of God’s Spirit, which lives in each
Old Testament David lays hold of God’s faithfulness in hard times. Psalm 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; let Your loving-kindness and Your truth continually preserve me. (NKJV) Someone wrote, this is not so much a prayer as it is an expression of confidence in the certainty of God’s response.
The apostle Peter reminds you that God cares about your anxieties. I Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care on him; for he careth for you.” (KJV) The Bible does not mince words: “Be anxious for nothing.” In other words, when anxiety has a grip on you and doesn’t let up, God says “come unto Me
The Psalmist reminds you God is all-powerful. Psalm 62:11 Once God has spoken; twice I have heard this: that power belongs to God; (NASB) There are many things that can cause you to fear: financial security, the fragility of health, the safety of ourselves and our loved ones, etc. It seems clear that while human existence