Fresh Hope – 14th April 2020

Seeing is not believing. In the Old Testament, the children of Israel still saw radical signs and wonders from God, yet they still died in the wilderness of unbelief. Satan and his angels have seen God and yet they remain demons and devils and don’t trust Him. The Bible tells us that faith doesn’t come from seeing, it comes from believing. Hebrews says in 11:1, ‘Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen’ (ESV). Jesus himself said, ‘blessed are those who believe without seeing me.’ 

We don’t live by what we see or feel, we live by what we have heard God say. If God says that He is trustworthy, that is what we believe, not our feelings. We shouldn’t need to see a miracle to have faith for who God is. We relentlessly believe what God has said – this is how faith works. 

This can be challenging for our minds to get around, as it is a foreign concept for one to believe something that they have not yet seen, or don’t feel. We live in a feelings led society, where ‘if I’m feeling it, it must be true’. This is not how God operates. God’s kingdom operates on the currency of faith – the ability to believe the word of God, despite what we see or feel. 

We are seeing a lot of negative news at the moment. We are feeling a lot of fear at the moment. But in the midst of it, can we be people of faith? People who believe in that which we cannot see. People who believe in the word of God, above all else.

Do not let the state of the world determine the degree of your faith. Let the word of God set the tone. 

Emma Burchell

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