Faith Born of Hope

June 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Hope becomes faith, when the desire of hearts become an action. Hope and faith are connected. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is an action word and like a muscle, the more we use it, the stronger it becomes.

Hope is the first step of faith

Before we do anything, we have to have some assurance that it will work or produce positive results. When we put hope to the test, that is when we start to develop faith. Like the sailor lost at sea, he won’t start rowing until he sees the lighthouse’s light and is directed by its light to the shore. He may not see the shore, but he trusts the light from the lighthouse. We can hope that the shore is near, but we show our faith when we start rowing.

Strengthening our weak faith.

Christ taught that when we glory in our strength we are nothing. However, when we glory in Christ and recognize our weaknesses that is truly when we can become strong. Through Jesus Christ our weakness can become our strengths (2 Corinthians 12:9).

When we realize that our faith is new and still weak, it is then that we rely more on the Savior and less on our own knowledge and skills.  It then that “we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). It is when we have no knowledge of what is to come that our faith is strengthened.

We never know how strong or weak our faith is until our faith has been tested. It is when we are tested that we learn the extent of our faith. Through each trial we face, our faith can be strengthen. ” For when I am weak, then am I strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10).

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