Hebrews 11:1 (Weekly Devotion)
What is faith? Faith is simply meant to believe in something real even though we cannot prove it yet with tangible evidence. For example, when God told Noah to build an ark because He was going to destroy the world with a flood, Noah had not seen an ark or a flood before. He did not have any clue what God was talking about. However, as the Lord gave him instructions on how to build the ark, he got some ideas on what the ark would look like, but he did not know how it would work.
In spite of his lack of understanding, he believed in God. Noah had faith in God that everything that God was telling him would come to pass. Noah could see it in his mind that the earth would be covered with water and that the ark that he was building was going to save them; however, he did not know all the details on how it was going to happen. He trusted God with His own life, although he could not comprehend it all.
In our spiritual walk, we also need to believe God with our whole heart even though we do not understand everything that He is telling us. Like Noah, God told him something that he could not understand, yet he obeyed God because he believed that God is true. When God is telling us to trust in Him in our situations, we need to trust in Him. We need to live our lives according to his will. Let us not trust in our own way, but God’s way.
If we are struggling to trust the Lord with our whole heart, then we need to ask Him to help us to trust Him with our whole heart. If we are not willing to trust Him, then we need to ask Him to change our hearts. The only way that we can experience the power and the presence of God in our lives is when we walk in faith in Him. We should not walk in fear and doubt, but we should walk in confidence in God, knowing that God is powerful and in control of everything. If God created the universe and He loves us, then we should believe and obey Him. If Noah did not believe in God, then he would not have saved his family. Let us believe in God and listen to Him because He knows what is best for us.
Write down the challenges that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Let us ask God to help us to believe in Him with our whole heart.
Father in Heaven, thank you for being my Savior and Lord. Thank you for loving me and caring for me. Please forgive me if I have not been trusting you as I should have. Please help me to trust you with my whole heart. Help me to believe in you. I need you to change my life because no one else out there that can love me that way you do. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.