Hebrews 11:1 says now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. (MKJV) We spend most of our every day life seeking things for our life and in our life. We are not sure how we will accomplish it but somehow we know that God will provide it, the substance of things hoped for. Then even though we can't see God with our physical eyes, something happens and what we have hoped would happen in our life does, the evidence of things not seen.
We question God as to why we did not get what we were hoping for in our lives and we never once stop to think that maybe there is something more or even something better. God answers our prayers in different ways. He may just say yes and it happens immediately. He may answer no because there is something better. Or, He may make us wait because there is something even greater and beyond anything we could ever imagine or dream of. Whatever the answer is God is going to give us what we need and not what we want. We too often get the two mixed up and feel that what we really want is what we need. God definitely knows the difference and we really need to be thankful for what we do get.
There are things we can do to increase our faith. Think about it! We ask God for a change in our lives and what seems to be immediately our life changes. When our life changes our faith increases. We seek God for direction in our lives, and though it may not happen overnight it happens and we know that we know we are on the right path heading in the right direction. Once again our faith is increased. It is at this point that we see we can increase our faith. We see that when we keep our lives before God and hope for changes God grants our requests and low and behold our faith increases yet again..
Where we seem to go astray is when we think that there is nothing that our faith can't bring us even if it is down to our possessions or our finances. Our faith is not a toy, it is our experience with God Almighty and our life with Him. It is not what we can achieve if we have the faith to get it, there lies the problem. I recently had a conversation with a person that told me God did not want him to be poor and therefore he was believing that God was going to make him wealthy. He said that he should be able to buy anything that he wanted without the fear of the money. I had to agree with him to a point, God does not want for us to be poor, but He is not going to make us wealthy because He knows our hearts and He also knows that our attitude toward the proper faith is somewhat lacking. I let him know that our faith is to be in God and not in the things of this world. The bible tells us that we need to put our treasure in heaven where rust and decay cannot get to it (paraphrase)
Like I said earlier, our faith is not a toy to be played with and get upset with because we did not get what we were hoping for. We need to focus our lives on Jesus Christ and keep our eyes focused on Him. If what we are hoping for is not here or coming then we need to increase our faith and understand that maybe the reason it is not is because God has something even greater for us. We need to believe in the unseen because it is the unseen is where our faith is increased. We may not understand why things happen the way they do but it is not for us to understand it is for us to believe in God and trust in Him.
We all know that God has changed our lives in one way or another and if we will increase our faith I am sure we will see even greater things happening in our life. Like the saying says, let go and let God, trust in Him and there is no way you could ever go wrong. Trust in Him and you will see some of the most awesome things happen in your life. All things are possible for us if we will only believe and put all of our faith in Jesus Christ.
God Bless You all
An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.