11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)
I bet the woman from Proverbs 31 had great faith. It probably gave her the confidence she needed to be the strong, God-fearing woman described to us.
I am in the middle of teaching the stories of Abraham to my middle schoolers. For the most part, they know who Abraham was. They can recount some of the more famous stories. They know all about the test from God in which Abraham almost sacrificed Isaac. They know all about his wife, Sarah, who did not believe she could have children.
My goal this week is to really drive home the point that God kept all of his promises to Abraham. We admire Abraham’s faith in God, but God gave him every reason to trust. God never let Abraham down. Unfortunately, many of those promises took years and years to be fulfilled.
Faith in God, the kind of faith Abraham had, is the understanding that God will uphold all of his promises to us. He will carry us through the valleys, show us mercy, grace, and forgiveness. We have to have Abraham’s faith and his patience.
Are you living life with the faith of Abraham?