“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1
“For we live by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7
Faith is confidence in what we hope for. It is assurance of what we do not see.
“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” -Romans 4:18-21
Faith is unwavering trust in the promises of God. It is the full persuasion that God has the power to do what He has promised.
How can we, however, be confident in hope and assured of what we do not see? How can we have unwavering trust in the promises of God?
“But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not ‘Yes’ and ‘No.’ For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas and Timothy—was not ‘Yes’ and ‘No,’ but in him it has always been ‘Yes.’ For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.” -2 Corinthians 1:18-20
Every promise of God is ‘Yes’ in Christ. Every promise. In this knowledge comes confidence and assurance.
May we walk by faith not by sight. May we hold unswervingly to the promises of God, being confident and assured every promise is ‘Yes’ in Christ. May we transfer our will to Christ’s, and may we walk in wholehearted surrender knowing that God’s promises are not baseless but a guarantee.