Devotional Thoughts: Mystery of Faith

How can we have assurance about something that’s not happened? How can we feel conviction about what we cannot see? Hope is something we all long for. Some days hope abounds and other days I sense it’s faded away.

Faith, how do I even explain what I know deep inside? I didn’t carry this with me in my soul until I gave my life to God. This assurance is a gift to us from God. Without God I cannot have faith.

Having a certainty of what we cannot see seems irrational and illogical. It can even look foolish to those who do not.

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis

“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.” – C.S. Lewis

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I know that I know and I cannot explain why. I just know. Call me crazy! Many have given their lives because they too had faith. Dare you step into the realm of faith that feels uncertain? The irony is it’s not uncertain at all. I have this certainty and you can too. It’s a gift from God.

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