Hebrews 11:1 – Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
We all have faith and this is the best description of faith that I know. The bible says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Why is that? It is primarily because we cannot become God’s children without faith.
In my blog post for Hebrews 10 we discussed “the hope we profess,” and how we are to hold to it. We talked about how that hope is Jesus. It is in Him and the promises that come through Him that we put our hope.
Now, in this verse we see that “faith is being sure of what we hope for.” So if we are hoping in Christ that means we are putting our hope in what He did and the promises of God that come through Him. Faith is taking that hope one step further and believing that it has happened, even though we cannot see it.
As we spend time reading the Word we come to the realization that we are His children. With that we begin to become familiar with all the things God has promised us as His children. So we know that we can have health, wholeness, joy, prosperity, eternal life and all the other things that go with this position in God’s family. This comes to all who believe. Put your faith to work in a positive way and believe in Christ.
Romans 10:9-10 gives us the most basic instructions: “If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be save.” That is all it takes and then Christ does the rest, or rather, already did the rest. After that we are told we have abundant life through Christ and that is also received by faith. Our lives depend on faith. Faith is what makes your hopes and dreams reality. What do you have faith for?