Live by Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

Jesus tells us “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Romans 12:9 tells us, “If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

John 1:12 tells us, “To all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.”

The scriptures are clear. God saves those who believe and receive his gift of eternal life through his Son Jesus Christ.

Even though the testimony of scriptures are sure, there are times when we struggle with believing that God could love us. The problem is our sight. Our sight bears witness to our many sins and failures.

But faith is the opposite of sight. Faith is to believe that we are saved because that is what God promised through his word even when our seeing tells us that we are sinners.

The reason why we continue to sin is because we are still a work in process. God is not done working in and through us. This is sanctification. This is what becoming more like Christ looks like. As long as we live in this flesh, this body, we will wrestle with sin. That we struggle and wrestle, instead of giving into sin, is proof that the Holy Spirit is still working in us.

Keep at it. Keep going. God is working in you right now. We are works in process.

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