Hope is believing that God will do it, while faith is the believe that God has done it. The Bible tells us that "those who have believed enter into rest". If you can't find rest in the midst of your challenges, then what you probably have is hope. Though hope does not make a person ashamed, but it brings frequent unrest. Hope lives with the thought that needs have to be met, faith lives with the joy that needs have been met. As a matter of scriptures, the best way to demonstrate faith is to express joy.
It's hard for faith to live without joy. Abraham staggered not at the promise of God, but was strong in faith, joyfully giving glory to God. That also means that people could see his faith because they saw his joy. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. If you have the evidence of what you've been hoping for, won't you be joyful about it? The evidence is not the document, it is not the pregnancy test result, it is not the medical checkup, it is not the appraisal letter, it is not the proposal, it is not the admission letter, faith is the main evidence, and once you have this evidence, those other things become your benefits.
That's how far we'd go on today's Timely Note. But take these last words; DON'T MISTAKE BENEFITS FOR EVIDENCE. THE TRUE EVIDENCE THAT YOU HAVE WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE IS FAITH. Have a most fruitful day, in Jesus precious name!
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