Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).
What do you hope for?
And what is the basis of this hope?
If the hope you have is rooted in the word of God, then there is nothing wrong with your faith.
There is nothing wrong with your faith because the fruit of this hope is not dependent on who you are or on what you can do.
Faith placed in God would yield the expected end because it is placed in the sovereign God with whom nothing is too hard or impossible.
Have you held on to this hope so long that you can feel it getting crushed and slipping like grains of sand from your hands?
There is hope yet because, at the scent of water, even a tree that is cut down would sprout again.
Are you faced with challenges that have built up over time and now stand before you as a mountain?
There is hope yet because mountains move when we command them without doubting.
Maybe you’ve borne this burden for years, seeking but unable to find help….
There’s hope yet because all things are possible to those who believe.
There is hope yet because those who honor God in all their ways are like trees planted by the rivers of water, and out of their belly shall flow rivers of living water. The tree would sprout again.
There is hope yet because, at the word of the same God who called back to life, a man who had been dead and buried four days, every mountain would unravel and crumble, and become a plain.
There is hope yet because if you can believe you will see the glory of God.
Without faith it is impossible to please God.
Whatever is not done in faith is sin.
This is so because faith honors God. And God honors those who honor Him.
He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
You will not always understand His ways because they are past finding out — we can only know what He reveals to us — but if you will hold on….
Like Jacob, wrestling through the night….
Like Abraham, hoping against hope….
Like the man at the pool of Bethesda, after years of seeing others get healed, still showing up at the pool, believing that it would be his turn one day….
Like the woman with the issue of blood, dealt careless blows by her disease and deemed unclean, making the decision — and following through with it — to touch God….
Like the mother seeking bread for her child. Although she was told it was not meant for her, she persisted — with humility — until she had her need met….
God can be trusted to do His part if you would do yours.
And this is the work of God—
Know that He would do what He has said He would do.
And the LORD said… Is the LORD’S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether My word shall come to pass unto thee or not (Numbers 10:32).
A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time (Isaiah 60:22).