“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” Hebrews 11:1,2.
There is a list of heroes in the Bible’s ‘hall of faith’ found in the book of Hebrews. They all had this in common: ‘they all had weaknesses and trials but they were all overcomers’. They were described as people: “Who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.” (Hebrews 11:33-34.)
Their trials made them grow in wisdom, strength, and power. They learnt by their mistakes and did not allow failure to be their final outcome. They put their faith in God and in His Word when they needed wisdom; in His grace in their times of need; and in His strength when they were weak.
When we read all through the Gospels we see how Jesus loved and always responded to anyone who had faith in Him as their Savior, Healer, and Deliverer. He would often respond to their ‘ask’ with acknowledgement of their faith as a key factor to answered prayers: “Jesus turned and saw her. ‘Take heart, daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has healed you.’ And the woman was healed from that moment.” (Matthew 9:22). By faith believe and receive a miracle today.
By faith I believe and receive a miracle today.
Read the Bible in One Year: Psalm 87,88; Romans 13.