What It Means to Have Faith

by Jake Lytle
by Jake Lytle

Faith is one of the hardest parts about our religion or any religion.  How can we tell what is really there and what isn’t. God has a plan for each and every one of us that is carried out in a complex but unique way each and every day of our precious lives.   To have faith in faith, so to speak, can take a lifetime to understand. It’s only through God’s master plan that he provides us with something greater, beyond what we, as people of God, can see.

For every person on earth there is a different plan. You know the saying “from all walks of life”? People come from all over, and over the course of their lives they carry out the plan in which God blessed upon them. But having faith that God has given you the right plan, now that’s a different story.

In the Bible, Hebrews talks about how that it is important accept that God has blessed you with the right plans.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see… All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth… These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.Heb 11:1,13,39-40

Hebrews 11 talks about a group of men who lived by God. These men later die without all the things in life they wanted. They sought after the fullness of God’s plan, by faith, knowing that God’s way was better than the things they desired or wanted.  They held their faith throughout their daily lives and looked to it for their future.

Faith For Today

FaithAll people have that moment where they wish they could just go back in time and redo something. Whether it’s fixing a mistake or doing something that you forgot. These are only some small instances but in life God makes certain things happen, both good and bad. He does this because he has a set plan for us. A plan that is best for us. When we stray from God’s plan, He is always right there to put us back on track. We will gain a new perspective on life when we have faith in the plan God has given us. Faith will reassure us that when things happen that don’t go your way we can know that those things are happening for the greater good. These things are happening because God loves us and wants the best for us.

Faith For The Future

Another concept that this scripture presents it the fact of knowing nothing about your future, all we know is our past and our present.  Our future is very unpredictable. One thing we can be sure of is the fact God is in control of our future and we need to learn to accept whatever he has in store for us. Whether good or bad, having faith in what God gives us is the best thing you can do for yourself. For example, when you are going through a tough time in your life you can have Faith in God that no matter what is going on in your life it’s all part of Gods plan for you. Not only should you use faith for the acceptance of God but you can use it as an element of comfort that eventually there will be an end to your troubles.

FaithRemember the awesome love that God has for you and He will always do what is best for you. It might not always be pretty, it might even hurt a little, but understanding that God created a life and plan for you is key. Life can be a dark and lonely place, but by faith in God, know that He will be there for you.  He will take your hand and guide you through life exactly how He had planned it.

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