What are you believing God for?

Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."

This has got to be one of the most baffling verses in the entire Bible.  Faith and assurance seem like complete opposites.  We assume that if we believe something by faith, we do so because we're unsure.  And further, how can we have a conviction of what we don't see?

In yesterday's message, Missionary Dave Goldschmidt asked, "What are you believing God for?"  Another way to put it is, "What do you have faith for?"  If faith is assurance, then it's not as obscure as we make it out to be.  If our faith is assurance, it's rock solid; it's firm, it's stable.  

How can our faith be stable?  The answer is quite simple.  Faith is not empty hope.  Faith is trust.  And the question is not, can we have empty, unprovable hope, but rather, can we trust God?  Therefore, the follow up is, has God proven himself to be faithful and trustworthy?  If you're alive today and able to read this, the answer is ABSOLUTELY.  

Therefore the question becomes, what are you TRUSTING God for today?  The problem isn't, "can he do it?"  The question is, "can we trust him"?  Today, I want you to know that God can indeed be trusted.  We must ask for things that are following his will and believe that He'll work on our behalf.

1 John 5:14
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Let's trust God today!

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