In a world rife with uncertainty, let us take solace in the immutable truths of Scripture. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away,” Jesus assures us in Matthew 24:35. This constancy is the bedrock upon which believers stand firm; it is the foundation that supports us as we navigate life’s tumultuous seas—from monumental decisions to the minutiae of daily life.
This faith that we cling to is not just a mere sentiment; it is a divine beacon, freely bestowed upon us through the bountiful grace of our Lord. It is in the nurturing embrace of this faith, kindled by the Holy Spirit, that we find our sustenance—the very essence of the divine pulsating within us. By opening our hearts to Jesus Christ, and acknowledging His supreme sacrifice on the cross as the ultimate expression of divine love, we pledge ourselves to a living faith, a faith that renews and revivifies our very souls.
The sacred scriptures serve not only as a mirror reflecting our flawed nature but also as a testament to God’s boundless grace. Through faith and faith alone, we are enfolded into His mercy, partaking in the exultant joy of redemption.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ,”Romans 10:17
The Bible is our invitation to taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8), to partake in His infinite goodness, receiving it by faith, and trusting it is ours.
True faith is not whimsical, swayed by the capricious winds of emotion or the quest for signs. It is anchored in the unwavering promises of God, a faith embodied by the patriarch Abraham, whose deeds bore witness to his unshakeable trust in the Lord. It is this dynamic, living faith that becomes the conduit through which the Holy Spirit manifests His transformative work within us.
To walk in a relationship with Jesus, to be rooted in faith, is to know a joy and purpose unparalleled. It beckons us to introspection, to renew our dedication to the Gospel truth, that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. We are summoned not to a life shackled by dread but to one bolstered by strength, love, and divine wisdom.
Therefore, I implore you: put your trust in God, believing that He is faithful who has promised. Let this faith infuse every aspect of your being with a profound sense of joy and a spirit of thanksgiving. Embrace Jesus Christ, let Him be the chief cornerstone of your life, and you shall be welcomed into the fold of His boundless love. This is the crux of our belief, accept it, and be transformed.