16 May 2011

Understanding Faith

Hebrews 11:1,
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
The New International Version says, Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  That is pretty clear.  But it becomes even more clear when you plug that definition into 1 Timothy 6:12,
Fight the good fight of [the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Fight the good fight of being sure of what you hope for and being convinced of what you do not see.]
When the answer to your prayers is not on the horizon, when you don't feel differently, you need to fight the good fight and say, "You know what?  God's Word says it and that's all the evidence I need.  It is the evidence of things not seen, and I'm going to stand on that truth.  I don't care what the world says, I don't care what circumstances say, I am going to fight the good fight of the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of what I do not see."
And you stay with it until, as they say, "Faith turns to sight."
What are you struggling with today?  What challenge is testing your faith?  Stand firm on the truth of God's Word.  Trust Him, no matter what others may say.
Real faith is standing firm in the midst of the storm.  So stand firm! 


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog! I am so blessed to hear from you and so blessed by your post on Faith! You have reminded and encouraged me to stand firm in the faith I profess! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!!
    Blessings to you and your family!

  2. It is good to read encouraging words of faith because we live in a world system that is so anti-faith and so anti-God. We need to build up our spiritual lives by reading Scriptures and being led by the Holy Ghost. When we obey the Lord, we grow stronger in faith.

  3. Shapour,

    Wonderful post! :) I could not live through a day without the trust and confidence that His footsteps are by my side, directing and leading me down my path. My faith is my spiritual source that causes me to hope and believe in my heart before I can see it with my eyes.

    God Bless!

  4. i look forward to coming here, again and again....

  5. This is a wonderful post! Thanks for reminding us of God's truth.

    Thanks also for stopping by my blog. I checked it today for the first time in several weeks and I am blessed that you sent me a note. Love your blog and will visit again.

    God Bless,