Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.—HEBREWS 11:1 NIV
This definition of faith is not “wishing upon a star.” No, Hebrews 11 describes faith as a firm confidence in God’s promise and provision. He can—and will—perform a work in us for our good and His glory, whatever trials or heartaches occur along the way.
People speak of “blind faith,” but real, biblical faith has three important elements. First, true faith is grounded in the knowledge of God that we discover in scripture. As we study God’s Word, the facts become clear and we move to the second element: acceptance of the evidence, or belief. The third element of faith is trust, including repentance from our sins and reliance upon our God. As our understanding grows, we actually realize that, from start to finish, our faith and repentance are gifts from God.
Are you certain of God’s design for your life even amid this caregiving assignment? If not, try to view your duty from God’s perspective, as an opportunity to become more like your Savior. Jesus fulfilled the role of servant every day, ultimately giving His life to bring us into His kingdom.
Today you can stand in faith, being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see. It’s the only way to live.