True Faith

Now Faith is confidence in what we hope for and
assurance about what we do not see- Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

As a child growing up, I did not have the adult insight to understand what truth looked like when it came to the fullness of faith. In fact, you might say I was walking in blind faith – a belief in something without a true understanding. I believed in God and I knew He existed, and often, I would earnestly seek Him in prayer. I remember building a fort in the tall wheat fields where I would hide and tell God all my problems; I knew in my heart He was listening.

Throughout my teen years I found myself attending church out of obedience to my parents or out of obligation to my faith community. Sometimes I showed up out of guilt thinking that God was going to punish me if I wasn’t there. I have to say, my faith at that point in time was not rooted in the fullness of truth but only partial truth.

In my adult faith journey, I continued to search for answers to my questions and I made a firm decision to pick up my Bible and read it on a daily basis. I began to see things so differently in many areas of life. My prayer life increased, as did my personal relationship with Jesus, creating an infilling of truth that freed my soul from the bondage of fear and doubt.

Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. The word assurance is a positive, bold declaration spoken with full confidence, free from doubt with the certainty that whatever you hope for in faith, God can guarantee you will receive it if it is His will.  Conviction depicts a strong belief in things not seen. We cannot see, feel or touch God, but we can see His creation all around us and know He is there.

As Christians, we have no physical proof that Heaven exists, but we place our faith in God’s Word that it’s there and waiting for those who follow Him. I believe we experience blind faith through many of our trials in life. I want to encourage you that even when we doubt our faith, God will never take his hand off of us, but will keep our minds and hearts longing for a deeper faith.

Let faith be your guide as you wake up each day in gratitude for your many blessings. Let us be a witness of true faith, to all those we love; our family and children, our friends and church community.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Marge Elling

    Thank you Loraine. Beautiful words Blessings

  2. Barb

    Thanks Lorraine for your thoughtful words

  3. Pam

    Thank you Lorraine! Encouragement for sure!

  4. Carina

    Beautiful observations thru life thru fait❤️
    Thanks Lorraine.

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