And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)


If we are going to make it in this world we have got to have faith in something and someone bigger than ourselves. It is so easy to be consumed by the depravity and hopelessness in our world. The mass shootings, natural disasters, and man’s inhumanity to man seems to be getting worse. Many people ask, “Where is God in all of this?” But maybe the better question is, “Where is our faith in all of this?”

  1. It is impossible to please God without faith. Our faith activates God’s action. That’s why Jesus tells his disciples, “Ask and it shall be given, knock and the door shall be open, seek and you will find.“ Prayer is the key but faith unlocks the door.
  2. Anyone that comes to God must believe that he exists. Faith only works when you believe. It is more than a mental consent to God’s existence but also a trust that God is who God says he is. If we want to know what God looks like we see him best through the life of Jesus, his son.
  3. God rewards those that seek him. When we go looking for God we will find him. There must be some intentional searching for God. When we look for God he reveals himself to confirm what we believe to be true.

Today we need to operate out of faith and not doubt. I know too much about him for dark days to make me doubt him!

 


Dear God,

I love you and I still believe!  I’ve experienced some dark days but I still believe that you are the light of day. I’ve had some heartache but I still believe you heal the broken-hearted. Don’t let us grow weary of doing what’s right. God show yourself strong to those who are still looking for you. Father, strengthen our faith!

In Jesus’ Name

Amen!