By Faith

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for…13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. NIV

Hebrews 11 is called the “By Faith” chapter.   Twenty one times it uses that phrase to show the human side of the real life of notable “ancients” elsewhere in the Bible.  The intersection of living by faith and the evidence of real life circumstance was just as mysterious for them as it is for me today as a new widow but they were commended for living “by faith.”  Oswald Chambers said “Believe God is always the God you know Him to be when you are nearest to Him” so…

I will live by faith believing life is different, but still good
I will live by faith that what I can’t control does not mean I am helpless
I will live by faith that redeems without me knowing all the details
I will live by faith in yet undiscovered reserves of strength
I will “live” by faith that Jesus is nearest to me right now

2 responses to “By Faith

  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:

    Love the book of Hebrews, thanks Shirle!! Blessings!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Teresa Chamberlain

    Jesus is watching over you with Ken by his side.

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