Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
This week, my faith has been personally challenging. My mother is battling illness and underwent a four-hour surgery this week. My mom and I are very close, and the most difficult thing for me was feeling helpless. It was heart-wrenching to see her in pain. So, I, along with friends, family, and others prayed fervently.
While waiting for the surgeons to finish the procedure, I was overcome with an overwhelming sense of peace and calm. God was reminding me that He was in control, and although my mother’s illness was sudden and a surprise to all of us, it was not to Him. My mom in the hands of two highly skilled physicians, but more importantly, she was in the hands of the Great Physician – Jesus Christ. That reminder made waiting much more bearable.
Faith begins with believing in God’s character – He is who He says. Further, faith is believing in God’s promises – He will do what He says. God does not break promises or forget. We demonstrate true faith when we believe that God will fulfill His promises even though we don’t see those promises occurring yet.
Friend, regardless of what you are enduring today, I encourage you to reflect on God’s character and His promises. Lean on Him and have faith!
To God be the Glory!
Have a blessed weekend!
~Dean Burnetti & Jeff Sheloske