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Living by faith 

Tuesday April 26, 2022
Bob Gass
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“The just shall live by faith.” Hebrews 10:38 

Living by faith is something you learn to do by practicing it daily. Before you became a Christian, you trusted in your own ability and intellect. But those things only took you so far and no further, right? Now you’re trusting God for the wisdom, guidance, resources, and ability to fulfill His will for your life. The Bible tells us, “By faith Noah…prepared an ark for the saving of his household” (Hebrews 11:7 NKJV). Think about it: when Noah built the ark, there had never even been rain. Living by faith doesn’t always make sense. It doesn’t mean your problems will vanish into thin air. Sometimes faith changes your circumstances; other times it changes your perspective. How? By giving you the tenacity to hang in there when the cheque doesn’t come in the mail, or the doctor says the condition is incurable, or your spouse asks for a divorce, or the kids are running amok, or the company where you have worked for the last twenty years closes its doors. Faith gives you the fortitude to endure, confident that God will work things out on your behalf. Paul tells us, “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1 NIV). Living by faith means (1) obeying God and believing He will never let you down, (2) following in the footsteps of ordinary people who did extraordinary things for God, and (3) using your faith because you know it’s the only currency heaven recognizes. When the Bible says, “The just shall live by faith,” it doesn’t mean little, sporadic bursts of faith; it means making faith a lifestyle.

The Word for You Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from Celebration Enterprises, Inc. Copyright © 2024


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