Unlimited: Probabilities Have Nothing To Do With Faith
Jan 29, 2020 826
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1 KJV).
What is Faith? In the simplest manner in which I am able to express it, I answer: Faith is the assurance that the thing which God has said in his Word is true, and that God will act according to what he has said in his Word. This assurance, this reliance on God’s Word, this confidence, is faith.
Convictions have nothing to do with faith. Faith has to do with the Word of God. It is not conviction, strong or weak, which will make any difference. We must rely on God’s Word and not on ourselves or our convictions.
Many people are willing to believe things that seem probable to them. Faith has nothing to do with probabilities. The role of faith begins where probabilities cease and sight and sense fail.
A great many of God’s children are discouraged and lament their want of faith. They write to me and say that they have no conviction, no feeling, they see no likelihood that the thing they wish will come to pass. But faith is not about appearance or likelihood or feelings. The question is, whether God has spoken it in his Word.
– George Mueller (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Is there a difficult issue you are struggling with right now? Take a piece of paper and write these headings: “My feelings tell me that…” and “God tells me that…” Write down what your feelings are telling you, and then write down some Bible promises from God. Look at them carefully. Which will you believe? Make this the subject of prayer.