October 27, 2023

Sustained by Faith

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God’s] promises.”—Hebrews 11:13 AMPC

How do we react when things do not go our way? When God does not seem to hear us or answer our prayers in ways we expected? Our first reaction may be to give up, assuming that nothing will change. But the Bible tells us that faith means believing God even if what we expect does not happen.

The Bible describes people who have “died controlled and sustained by their faith.” Even up to the moment of their own death, they continued to believe in God and trust Him. They had the kind of faith that cannot be shaken.

This kind of faith is based on God and His unchanging character, not on what we see or think or how events appear to our eyes. We need to be “controlled and sustained” by faith no matter what happens and no matter what other people may say.

You may experience delays. You may not see God’s promises being fulfilled in ways you expect. Your prayers may not seem to be answered. You may not see tangible results from what you believe. But always remember the importance of continuing to serve God and believe, keeping faith in God no matter what happens!

When you do this, you join the ranks of saints who have been “controlled and sustained by their faith.”

Seek to exercise this biblical faith—the kind of faith that moves mountains.

Reflection Question: Write a prayer asking God to increase your faith in a specific situation.

Prayer
Father, I commit these situations to You: ________. I have faith in You! I will continue to serve You with my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Hebrews 11

Prayer
Father, I commit these situations to You: ________. I have faith in You! I will continue to serve You with my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Hebrews 11