Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Hebrews 11:1-2
Faith in God is a way of life for Christians and grants them substance for overcoming obstacles of life. The eleventh chapter of Hebrews portrays the various ways faith is demonstrated in Christ. May the subjects posted here be read and become useful to people who need comfort in their walk with God.
Jesus chose imperfect men for disciples. Take note of the stormy circumstances on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus was asleep in the ship while his disciples were fighting a losing battle to save the ship.
Have you ever tried battling with life's situations and the fight going the wrong way? What can a person do? Read this account yourself and carefully take note of the scene!
The disciples in desperation called to their sleeping master, “Master, carest thou not, that we perish?”
Jesus arose and rebuked the wind and waves, with the sea becoming calm; then addressing the disciples he said "Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?"
Isn't that like Jesus? He wants our unwavering trust in him. Trust him and see how your life changes with each event of life. Notice how assured you feel placing things in his care. Worry is one of our biggest battles. Look at what Jesus said about worry. Matthew 6:25, 26
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them, are ye not better than they?
Faith is the substance of things hoped for. Matthew 6: 31-33
The object here is not to place our mind and heart on things but on God!
Therefore take no thought, saying what shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink? Or, where with shall we be clothed?
For all these things do the Gentiles seek for your heavenly Father that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and-all-these things shall be added unto you.
Faith is the evidence of things not seen! When God does things for you and with you, or, you follow the guidance given in the scripture there is no better proof of how well God has provided for us in this life.
Interest in God's care for us will cause us to read the 6th chapter of Matthew. He watches over us with care and concern!
By It [Faith] THE ELDERS OBTAINED A GOOD REPORT!
Faith is the source of our strength in God, the one thing we seek to do is the will of God.
When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Pr.16:7
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please, God, so ye would abound more and more. 1Th:4:1
We want a good report on our spiritual record A Enoch walked with God; and was not; for God took him. Gen . 5:24