Day 4: the Substance of Hope
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
Reflection: Hebrews 11:1 provides a profound definition of faith – it is the assurance, the substance, of things hoped for, the conviction in the evidence of things not seen. This faith is not wishful thinking; it’s a confident assurance in God’s promises. It challenges us to look beyond our current reality and trust in the unseen work of God in our lives.
Illustration: Think of a farmer planting seeds, trusting in the unseen process beneath the soil, believing in a harvest yet to come.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, strengthen our faith to be the substance of our hopes and the evidence of Your unseen work in our lives. May our trust in You grow, even when the tangible proof is not yet before our eyes. In Jesus’ name, Amen.