“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see”
(Hebrews 11:1, NLT)
Our faith is having confidence by trusting ‘God’s Word of Honor’ about the things we hope for according to the promises of God.
But, what are the promises of God to us? When we are in the middle of negative, doubtful pulls in our minds where do we go?
I have found Psalm 34 as a solace to run to for hope building and strength to stabilize a sign of jeopardy popping up in my mind for a sign of Hope. Let’s visit together Psalm 34 and focus our view on a rainbow of hope for all circumstances of life.
1 I will praise the Lord at all times;
his praise is always on my lips.
2 My whole being praises the Lord.
The poor will hear and be glad.
3 Glorify the Lord with me,
and let us praise his name together.
4 I asked the Lord for help, and he answered me.
He saved me from all that I feared.
5 Those who go to him for help are happy,
and they are never disgraced.
6 This poor man called, and the Lord heard him
and saved him from all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord camps around those who fear God,
and he saves them.
8 Examine and see how good the Lord is.
Happy is the person who trusts him.
9 You who belong to the Lord, fear him!
Those who fear him will have everything they need.
10 Even lions may get weak and hungry,
but those who look to the Lord will have every good thing.
11 Children, come and listen to me.
I will teach you to worship the Lord.
12 You must do these things
to enjoy life and have many happy days.
13 You must not say evil things,
and you must not tell lies.
14 Stop doing evil and do good.
Look for peace and work for it.
15 The Lord sees the good people
and listens to their prayers.
16 But the Lord is against those who do evil;
he makes the world forget them.
17 The Lord hears good people when they cry out to him,
and he saves them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,
and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed.
19 People who do what is right may have many problems,
but the Lord will solve them all.
20 He will protect their very bones;
not one of them will be broken.
21 Evil will kill the wicked;
those who hate good people will be judged guilty.
22 But the Lord saves his servants’ lives;
no one who trusts him will be judged guilty.
(Psalm 34 NCV)
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Read, study, pray and have faith in God’s Word. Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past. Read Hebrews 11 and call to remembrance the faith of some of the greats. Let faith grow in your heart to be ready to assist others when they need a reversal pull of jeopardy to hope!