As I prepare for the upcoming week, I’m sitting down to write my fourth Scripture Sunday post. Honestly these are my favorite posts to write, I love diving into Scripture and sharing it with you. As always, if the Christian religion offends you by any means, feel free to scroll past this post and read some other recent posts. Enjoy!
Hebrews 11:1; Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
I’d bet that when you first read that my name is Faith you assumed it was related to my parents’ religion. That assumption is absolutely correct. My mother chose to name me Faith because she wanted to witness her faith in God, in something she couldn’t see. She felt blessed to have had carried my older brother and I healthily, as any mother feels, and felt it was necessary to thank God for it immediately by naming me the most Christian name she could think of for a girl, one that demonstrated the strong belief she had in Him, Faith.
The second definition of faith in the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word as
- belief and trust in and loyalty to God
- firm belief in something for which there is no proof
I think these words hold a lot of importance. If you’re a Christian I’m sure you’ve heard something similar to both of these phrases before, especially the first. However, I like that they use the adjective “firm” in the second part. Not only is faith the belief in something for which there is no proof, it is the firm belief. The strong, stubborn, lasting belief in something for which there is no proof. That’s the kind of faith in God I want to have.
The verse I’ve been loving recently, Hebrews 11:1, says “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” I like to think I’m confident in what I hope for. I hope to graduate from high school and college, to see the world, to make a future for myself, to make a difference. I strive to be more assured in what I can’t see. When people ask me why I believe in God or how I can believe in something that I don’t see, I’m always surprised. Not only am I surprised because it seems like most of the people around me are Christian like me, but because I don’t know how you could not believe in some divine power. I honestly do feel like I see God. Have you ever looked at the gold bright stars in a navy sky? A green, grassy mountain with the sun peeking over it? A warm, sandy beach with clear waters and fish swimming past? I guess science might provide some explanation for it, but for me it’s the biggest proof of God’s love for us. I refuse to believe that this was all just “here.” I think God is all around, in all the beauty He has created. I am assured of that.
This week, I hope you dive into your faith. I hope you become wide-eyed in the wonder of all that God has created. I hope you become confident in what you hope for and assured in what you can’t see because of what you can. He has big, magnificent plans for you and all you have to do is take His holy hand and believe it.
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a wonderful week!