Faith in the Bible

Stories of faith in the Bible reveal that God can be trusted.

If you can find the courage to act on God’s word, you will find Him there, standing behind His word to bring it to pass.

Like Abraham, leaving the familiar behind, in search of a city whose builder is God. 

Jacob, acting on God’s word, risked facing the wrath of an aggrieved brother who had expressed intent to kill him.

Hagar returned to a harsh mistress.

Noah built an ark when the only reason he could give for undertaking such an endeavor was, “Because God told me to”.

The widow at Zarephath shared her last meal with Elijah.

Naaman washed in the Jordan river, even though he didn’t want to, and he did so seven times according to the word of God he had received.

A prophet’s widow whose sins were about to be taken by her husband’s creditors borrowed as many vessels as she could find and filled them from a small bottle of oil that didn’t stop flowing until the last vessel was filled.

Isaiah prophesied even when he knew his work would yield little fruit for his hearers.

Ezekiel might have had people wondering about his sanity.

Hosea married a prostitute.

Peter cast in his net after toiling all night without any success, because Jesus told him to.

And, later, he opened the mouth of a fish to get money for tax.

And then he walked on water.

Servants served water they had fetched themselves to the governor of a wedding feast who was expecting wine.

Paul was ready to die in order to do what God told him to do.

In all of these stories, obedience always preceded the miracle.

Faith does say, “Show me, and then I’ll do it”.

Faith’s response is always, “I’ll do it because You said it, Lord”.

We don’t always understand the things we are called to do or the road we have to walk. We don’t understand the reason for the things we have to endure sometimes.

But faith in God inspires a “Lord, I trust You” attitude.

Your story is still unfolding. When it’s completed, what end do you envision?

Would you have been another example of faith and a witness to the unfailing power of God to bring His word to pass, regardless of contending devices designed to frustrate you in fulfillment of divine purpose?

May you find courage to embrace a life of faith.

God will not fail you.

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)

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