The Confidence of Faith

The righteous man shall live by faith. – Romans 1:17

Being confident in life is fundamentally an issue of faith. Faith relates to all of life. The definition of faith is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

Faith accepts that what God has said is as good as done. Faith lays claim on and stakes its existence on the person and purposes of God. Faith functions in the present, based on what God has said about the future.

In Matthew 13:58 we read, “He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.” Without faith, the substance that God has for you in the invisible realm will never be yours in the visible realm. Faith is a way of living. You demonstrate faith not by what you say but by what you do. Faith shows up in your feet, not just in your feelings. That is why Paul instructed us to “walk by faith,” not to “talk by faith.” Faith is an action.

Faith is also powerful. Jesus said that whoever has faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain into the sea. The power of faith isn’t based on who you are, it’s based simply on who God is. Your faith is as big as the God you believe in. Like David facing the giant, sometimes God gives you a bigger-than-life problem so that He can show you His bigger-than-Goliath solution. Keep your eyes on Him, and keep the faith. He is faithful.

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