Sunday, March 8, 2020
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3
Biblical faith involves a balanced perspective; believing God’s Word in the face of one’s circumstances, while not ignoring circumstances or pretending no problem exists. Faith recognizes the problem, and then presents it to God.
This action acknowledges we have a problem and at the same time it is acknowledging that we have a truth and a promise that is greater in our life that is a promise “word” that is greater than our situation.
Abraham is a good example; He did not deny his or Sarah’s natural condition, but rather he believed God had the ability to change the circumstances by calling those things that did not exist as though they did. Notice the above verse does not say God calls things that re, as though they do not exist; but rather, that God calls those things which do not exist as though they do exist.
Thus we see that authentic faith does not deny the obstacle at hand, but declares that God is greater than the obstacle. Faith does not deny that a sickness is in the body, but declares Jesus’ ability to heal the body (Mark 5:23). Faith does not deny financial need, but acknowledges Jesus’ ability to meet our needs (Matthew 17:24-27).
God is greater than any need we may have.
You are loved, Pastor Don