There are many instances where we tend to ask ourselves, whether the decision we made is the right one or if the way we are walking is the right path to our destination. We get caught up with ‘being practical’ and ‘think realistic’ and shun any thoughts of hope. It is easy to begin depending on our own analytical thought process rather than expecting God to open streams in our wilderness of life. Hebrews 11:1 says “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

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ible states faith as completely being assured that God is in control and He will provide an answer, but it is not easy at all, isn’t it? We as humans like to be in control of our life and like to know about the outcome of each decision we make. Many times we do not understand the path or the direction life is going. If you are one who feels the same, you are not alone. In such situations, faith leads us through. The bible reminds us in 2 Corinthians 5:7We walk by faith and not by sight” but how do we walk by faith is a dilemma many believers face. The answer is in the bible itself.

Romans 10:17 says “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”.

Therefore, through the hearing of the Word of God, faith is built. When we meditate on the words of our Lord Jesus, we are constantly reminded of many of his promises for our lives. The Bible instructs us to cast all our cares on him, for he cares for us, to be still and know that he is God. When one starts exercising his faith, through the hearing and speaking of the Word, it doesn’t mean everything will go according to our plan. It is having a calm reassurance that no matter how things are going in our lives, our God is in control and He will lead us through. We may not always get what we want, but we will always get what we need in our lives. When faith is exercised through the Word of God, all we need to do is proclaim his faithfulness, reminisce about the wonderful works/miracles he has done in our lives, and be eternally thankful.

Author : Neethu Simon