#1155 – By Faith

Good morning people who trust when they don’t see

Acts 7:2-3 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran. ‘Leave your country and your people,’ God said, ‘and go to the land I will show you.’”

Sometimes God asks us to do something without giving us all the steps. In fact, this is the normal way.

Let’s be honest here today. Faith is easy when we know what is going to happen next and it lines up with what we want. But it’s a different story altogether when God gives us what appears to be an incomplete instruction.

Have you ever had that?

Have you ever had God ask you to do something and you are waiting for Him to finish His sentence? “You want me to go there…and?…what?”

Yet the writer of Hebrews makes it clear that faith always has an element of uncertainty in the circumstances.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

But uncertainty in the circumstances does not mean uncertainty in the God Who gave the instruction! Herein is our confidence!

Are we going to be ones who step out and obey God without knowing the whole plan – or even the next step? We can trust Him Who authored the instruction.

It’s easy to trust God when we know but it’s more powerful to trust God when we don’t know