October 22 The Divine Link

scripture reading: Hebrews 11:1–6
key verse: Luke 8:25

He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”

Some people confuse the concept of faith with positive thinking, which it is not. Others project faith as the intense effort to attain something. “If he just had enough faith, he could have what he asks,” they say.

These descriptions are foreign to the biblical portrait of faith, which is a confident reliance upon the faithfulness of God. It is not worked up by individuals but grounded in the very character and being of our Father in heaven.

Our faith is in God. When we are weak, we look to Him for strength. When we are afflicted, we look to the Lord for comfort. When we are in need, we look to Him for provision. When we want to see someone saved, we count on God’s saving power.

Faith is the divine link that taps into the inexhaustible resources of eternal God, relying on His perfect wisdom, power, and love. God looks for men and women who will place faith in Him, depending on His sufficiency and adequacy.

Where is your faith placed today? Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, and you will never be disappointed.

Lord, I don’t have to work it up or pray it down. Faith is a divine link You have provided. Thank You that my faith is grounded in Your character and not in my performance or abilities.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1998). Enter His gates: a daily devotional. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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