Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.—Hebrews 11:1
Faith is a powerful word because it has such rich meaning. It's meaning has several more implications than that of the word "trust." Faith infers that we're willing to trust but to a greater extent—one where we would potentially give up our life. In fact, faith demands that we willingly give up our life—the old life for a new one. And it suggests that we would be willing to do it regularly. This is the great adventure of our faith. But sometimes we have the compulsion in a challenge to not trust the reason for our faith as we once did. These are moments we falter in hope and thus stumble in faith. Where emotions, situations, and circumstances alter the "assurance," we've had in the past. It's at this moment we need "conviction" the most. So get some conviction today in the Christ you know, have known, and will know.
DO THIS: Live with conviction.
PRAYER: God, I know my situation will change, and you will not. Ground me in this today.
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