Faith is a word used a lot. Everyone has a relative idea of what it means. But what does faith exactly mean? How is it played out through our daily lives?
What is Faith?
Faith is having complete trust in God and his sovereignty. This means we do not have to worry or be anxious about anything, no matter what. God’s will will always prevail. He is our creator and knew us before we were even conceived (Jeremiah 1: 5). He has a plan for us and the world (Jeremiah 29:11). We know he is going to return to and create a new heaven and a new earth, where there will be no pain and suffering (Revelation 21:1-8). Therefore, why do we worry about tomorrow? Why does every little speed bump in our life make us question the almighty God? Do we not have faith that he knows what he is doing?
God gave us his word so that it can help us believe and have faith in him. His word addresses this very issue.
It says in 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you”. Our God loves us so much he wants us to place all our fears, worries, and anxiety on him and trust that he is in control.
Sometimes, we think God cannot possibly understand what we are going through. That could not be farther from the truth. He was tempted in the same ways we are tempted. He was tempted by the devil himself (Matthew 4:1-11). Jesus was betrayed by one of his best friends, Judas (Luke 22:1-6). He was betrayed by the Jews who laughed and mocked him. He was wrongfully accused of blasphemy. Then painfully tortured, nailed on the cross, and died. Jesus was fully God but also fully man. He experienced the same emotions as we do, but yet he still did not sin.
Hebrews 4:15-16: “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need”.