through His Word
by Katy Kauffman
How many times have we stood on the edge of the unknown and we knew we should move forward in faith? Has it happened recently to you? We hesitate to enter the unknown because we can’t see how things will turn out. We can’t see the safety net either—God’s invisible hand. Human reasoning tells us to run back the way we came, to depend on what we can see, and to trust in our own abilities. But a still, small voice tells us to jump in faith. We recall how God has helped us in the past. We remember when He taught us to fly.
I can’t count how many “unknowns” I’ve stood before, unsure of what was ahead. But I do remember that each time I jumped in faith, either God caught me or He taught me to fly. When I have depended on Him, He has never let me plummet into darkness. He was the light I needed and the hand that upheld me.
Faith. How do you define it? Is faith believing God without evidence? Or is it believing the evidence that God gives?
From what I’ve seen in Scripture, faith is believing the evidence that God gives and holding onto it. It’s moving forward with Him even when we don’t know how things will turn out. Abraham left his homeland, Hannah cried out to God, David killed the giant, Daniel kept praying three times a day, and Simeon waited for the Savior to be born. They all acted out of faith, based on what they knew was possible with God. Do we?
Where is God calling us to go? What are we trusting Him to give us? What giants need to be slain? What persecution or spiritual harassment is troubling us? In whatever way we need God to act today, we can count on Him. We have His Word as a witness that He never fails, and we have our history with Him to remind us that He is faithful. We can step into the unknown because we have God as our Savior, Father, and Friend. Then the unknown becomes known, the darkness turns to light, and hope becomes a reality.
As you’re waiting for hopes to become realities, may these 7 verses reinforce your faith. They are realities that we can count on, truths to build our lives on.
Which of these verses would you want to write on an index card to keep before you all the time?
And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8 NKJV*
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting … James 1:5-6
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33
So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Luke 11:9
In the day of my trouble, I will call upon You, for You will answer me. Psalm 86:7
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14
Which verse do you need the most this week? Tell me in the comments below, and may God strengthen your faith, be your light, and help you to walk with Him each and every day. He goes before us, and He has perfect wisdom, love, and power to guide us and to take care of His own.
*All Scripture verses are NKJV.
© Copyright 2017 by Katy Kauffman
This post was adapted from the Door Post Verses series, taking on a new spin with new verses. If you would like to see more Bible verses to write on index cards or display around your home, see this post to find links to verses about peace, grace, strength, and more!
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