“…who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.” -Hebrews 11:33-34
Around the world – and especially in the United States in the wake of the recent presidential election – there is a cry for justice. Single Christians spend year after year waiting on the Lord’s promises of a Godly spouse in His timing. Couples wait on promises of children and a family. Illnesses, wars, and natural disasters threaten the lives of many.
But what ties all of this together is the thin, invisible string of faith. It’s what people cling to in their darkest, loneliest, most terrifying and broken moments: “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Because our hope is in Christ, we are assured that this hope is well-founded and true. And although we haven’t seen Him, we know He is there because we have a lifetime (and centuries worth!) of examples to prove His fingerprints are all over our lives and in this word.
That’s why faith brings comfort, strength, protection, and overcomes a great deal of things. Faith gives a young woman the boldness to speak up and fight for the injustices she sees in the world. Faith gives makes it easy to trust God to provide you with a spouse, a family, a job, or good health. Faith makes you brave in the fact of prosecution and disaster. Faith can move mountains, influence policy, and transform lives. That’s what faith can do. Yes, even in your life…even if your faith is the size of a mustard seed (and that’s tiny, y’all!).