Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
When you get in an airplane you trust that it’s going to fly and not drop out of the sky. You can’t see anything holding it in the air, you can’t see the forces that make it take off the ground and climb higher and higher into the sky. There are four forces that make an airplane fly and stop it from falling to the ground. Those are THRUST, DRAG, LIFT and GRAVITY.
We can’t see these forces, but we have trust that they are at work. We have confidence in the aircraft and all of those forces working together that we will be safe when we are in an airplane.
It’s a little bit like our faith in God. We can’t see the forces at work, God is bigger and more powerful than any force we can describe and we can’t see God, but we have to have confidence in Him for us to step out and live our lives. We can have faith and trust in God. Faith isn’t just a faraway wish that God will take care of us, provide for us, protect us and fulfil His promises to us, faith is CONFIDENCE and ASSURANCE in what we don’t see.
Dear Lord, Help us to have confidence in You, faith in what we can’t yet see. We know that You are at work in our lives each day. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.