Day 26: Faith- Part One (Luke 7:1-35)
Today’s Passage: Luke 7:1-35
Three scenes. In one, a man asks Jesus for help. In another, Jesus is moved to action before being asked. In a third, a faithful servant has doubts.
Sounds like a life of faith. Seriously.
I often come across to people as if I have life all figured out. A few people have had the courage to tell me that. It is kind of crushing. I’m thankful that they tell me, even though it is hard to hear.
Somebody once asked me about all my writing. My writing helps me to keep my faith. There are days I ask God, and he answers with a yes. There are days I see God do something in my life, that I never asked for. There are days, even with all that history, I doubt.
I think this is a life of faith. The Bible defines faith in Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Some translations replace assurance for confidence. Yet the key word for me is “hope.” What does it mean to have hope?
It does not mean “wish.” In the winter, I am hopeful for summer. I look with confidence to its arrival, even though I have not seen it this year. Wishing for something is wanting an outcome you have no confidence in happening; like winning the lottery. Yes, someone will win, and you can wish for it—just don’t put your hope in that outcome.