Monday, December 19, 2022

Daily Devotion: Jesus And Faith

Bible Reading: Hebrews 11:1-10 

Key Verse: Verse 1 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Key Words: faith

Through the book of Hebrews, we see faith in Jesus through our actions.

I read the following in the booklet, Bits and Pieces. It is an interesting story about Florence Chadwick, the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions. On the fourth of July in 1952, she attempted to swim from Catalina Island to the California coast. The challenge was not so much the distance, but the bone-chilling waters of the Pacific. To complicate matters, a dense fog lay over the entire area, making it impossible for her to see land. After about fifteen hours in the water, and within half a mile of her goal, Chadwick gave up. Later she told a reporter, “Look, I’m not excusing myself, but if I could have SEEN land, I might have made it.”

Not long afterward she attempted the feat again. Once more a misty veil obscured the coastline and she couldn’t see the shore. But this time she made it because she kept reminding herself that land was there. With that confidence, she bravely swam on and achieved her goal. In fact, she broke the men’s record by two hours!

If you are a Christian, you should live with this kind of vision – with the eye of faith. The circumstances of life may dim your outlook. The way may grow dark before you. But as you go forward believing the promises of God’s Word, He Himself will strengthen you, guide you, and carry you through.

Beyond the misty darkness of trials lies a better land and God’s own rewards for those who persevere. Never forget that glorious fact. Seeing through the fog by faith, keep pressing on!

What to do:
✞ Remember faith is taking God at His Word, in spite of my feelings, circumstances, or consequences.
✞ Live by faith.
✞ Always remember, your faith can be no greater than the object your faith is in – keep your faith in Jesus.

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