“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
To a non-believer, this verse sounds ambiguous. For what do we hope? How are we convicted of something we cannot see? We hope to for the day we will see God face to face. We are convicted of His goodness and sovereignty because He reveals His character and His will through His Word! In one of my favorite movies,A Walk to Remember, the protagonist compares God to the wind. While we cannot see the wind, we can feel it, hear it, and see how it moves things around it. We experience the same things with our God. We can trust the Lord’s promises for the future because we’ve witnessed Him transform our pasts. Be assured that Jesus is alive and His work on the cross is our greatest assurance!
"WE CAN TRUST GOD WITH OUR FUTURE BECAUSE HE HAS TRANSFORMED OUR PAST."
LORD,thank you for moving in my life. Please forgive me for my unbelief. You are the assurance of my salvation and my hope. Please forgive me for my blindness towards how you are working in my heart to draw me nearer to you. Help me to receive every situation with thanksgiving because it reveals my need for you.