Sunday, October 30, 2016

A MATTER OF FAITH: HOPE DOES NOT DISAPOINT

Romans 8:24
For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?


Concrete solutions becomes the basis of many individuals. When a person says “I hope this works” they are referring to their own measurable efforts. Even Christians put their hope in what they believe to be a ‘sure thing’  because they can see it or know the results will be visible within a set time, such as a lottery ticket. Faith is based on a hope that has nothing to do with concrete solutions or individual efforts.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.

The life of the Believer is based on an unseen understanding that Father God has established a destiny for every individual that will facilitate his or her ability to overcome any obstacle. It is that invisible yet unyielding conviction that becomes the evidence that we will not be disappointed. It will be as we believe.

Romans 8:28  THE VOICE
We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan. 

When we submit to Father God we know we will not be disappointed by life. This submission includes allowing His Son, Jesus, to be Lord of our life. In exchange for our faith and submission He has promised to guide us to success.

Doubt is an indication of a lack of faith, not believing. Doubting, worrying, and even quitting means that hope was not really present; perhaps the individual was simply wishing, an ambiguous mindset. Wishful thinking is not faith filled thinking.

Faith is the basis of hope. Faith is the essence of why you believe you are going to receive therefore you have hope. Without faith you are hopeless.

We have not seen Him yet we believe, that is faith; it does not take faith or hope for what is visible.  Our actions reflect the confidence that we have what we prayed for but has not yet materialized.  Our hope is our prayer.

Luke 1:37
For with God nothing will be impossible. 

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