What Means Faith

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

Hebrews 11:1

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. By definition, faith takes for sure hope. While we’re waiting for the fulfillment of the promises of God, through faith, we declare as received those promises, no doubt for a moment that they are real. Faith is indeed give everything we’ve asked God to believe it will. Faith is sure that God does not lie and that all His words shall be fulfilled.

The other part of the definition of faith involves calling the things we cannot look as if they have already passed. It is being fully convinced that what we don’t see today will happen because God has promised. If we are convinced there will be no space to doubt that God has spoken and His Word will always be truth. Faith makes possible what is believed impossible.

In my walk with Christ, many people have labeled me as a man of great faith. I could spend a lifetime witnessing the great wonders that God has done in my life. It is true that my faith has grown a lot since my first encounter with Jesus Christ; but it seems that God himself had put a measure of faith in me long before, probably since childhood.

When I was a child, my family’s resources were very limited. My mother lived alone with me and my younger brother. At that time, she made her living cleaning houses and offices. On Sundays, she cleaned a house and as I had no classes, she took me with her. Whenever we passed the front of the best school in the city and every time I told my mother the same phrase: “I will study in this school.” My mother turned her face and cried because she knew she did not earn enough to pay for my tuition there.

However, it was so much my assurance what I expected and my conviction of things not seen, I finished studying and graduating from that school. Best of all was that I was there eight years on a scholarship. Today I can dare to say that, without a doubt, it was God who provided that happen. I also believe that, without my realizing it because of my young age, I told my mother was an act of faith, which was answered by God.

It is likely that today you hear or read this message you realize you’ve been longing for something you have not yet succeeded. Maybe you take time to pray for something and think that God does not listen or does not care to grant. Before you continue thinking that way, revise the definition of faith and try to implement it. Make your hope be something clever, something concrete and real. Believe that, but did not see it with your natural eyes, for faith is done. Believe in the same way that poor boy thought he was going to study at the best school in his hometown and was done. Your Heavenly Father will answer you according to your faith. God bless you.

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