Hopeful not Hopeless

                                     … and certainly not faithless!

We probably all know,
or at least have heard the scripture …

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Heb 11 1

But what does that mean where I am?

Well, answer these questions for yourself …
– What am I expecting or hoping for?
– What do I believe is going to happen?

      If you don’t have hope for what God promised,
      … you are hopeless.
      If you don’t believe that God will do what He promised,
      … you are faithless.
      But …

      If you believe God is able to do what is not seen (as yet),
      … you have hope and you have faith.

And your faith will surely work!
Because …

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Heb 11 1

 

What is believing …

                                          … all about?

You may be familiar with these scripture verses:

      And now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
      but the greatest of these is love.
      1 Corinthians 13 13

      but faith working through love.
      Galatians 5 6

What are they all about,
… and how do they work?

Hope – is what you want!………………….. Rom. 5 5
Believe – is what you do to get!………….. Mark 9 23
Faith – is how you get it!………………….. Rom. 1 17
Trust – is what you do till you get it!……… Prov. 3 5
Love – is Who gets it for you! (does it)….. 1John 4 16

Sounds good … but where do I start?
If you start at the end,
… the beginning becomes clear and easy!

      And we have known and believed
      the love that God has for us.
      God is love, and he who abides in love
      abides in God, and God in him.
      1 John 4 16

If you go to the provider,
He will not only show you the way,
… but He will secure the provision.

      looking unto Jesus,
      the author and finisher of our faith,
      Hebrews 12 2