The Victory of Faith
Daily devotional for Labor Day Weekend
And what shall I more say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who though faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Hebrews 11:32-33
We live in a world that cannot believe anything beyond sight. The majority of the world is enslaved by the limits of physical sight. This blindness keeps Satan as the lord over their lives. But once faith is placed in Jesus, a person’s entire world changes. It is this faith that causes the child of God to rise from the confines of the carnal life.
Faith in God has accomplished mighty things in our world. Faith has brought down kingdoms, brought in righteousness where no righteousness was. Faith has obtained promises and stopped the mouths of lions and so much more. The writer of Hebrews makes a very good case concerning faith in God. Not just a faith that says “I believe in God,” but a faith that says “I’m trusting God to answer my prayer.” When you really have faith, you will speak it; your faith will cause you to act.
Why is our faith fought so hard? Why is it that out of all the things we struggle with in this Christian walk, that faith seems to be our greatest weakness? Satan will keep you in unbelief in order to rob you of the victories that God wants to perform in your life. Faith must be established solidly in your heart for you to see mighty things from God. These people mentioned in this chapter of Hebrews chose to trust God for whatever situation they were in, and that faith caused God to move on their behalf.
The Lord still wants to move mightily in this world today. He is looking for someone to trust Him. Without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) Once we place all of our faith in Him to work in our situation, watch and see what the Lord will do.