Faith is necessary for salvation, healing, deliverance, and provision, but what happens when you feel you have no faith? Ever been there? Have you ever tried to “muster up” faith? What do you do when faith feels impossible? Today’s verse tells us how to receive faith even when it feels impossible.
Hebrews 12: 1-2 states, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
This verse tells us how to have faith- even when we feel we have none. It says that we should “fix our eyes on Jesus.” Another definition of the Greek word that is translated “to fix our eyes” states that we should “look away from all else.” In other words, the verse instructs that we “put blinders on” to everything except Christ.
The verse also says that Jesus is the “pioneer” or “author” or “founder” of our faith. In other words, he begins our faith. The verse goes on to add that he is also the “perfecter” or “completer” or “finisher” of our faith.
Based on this verse, we don’t have to worry about trying to “muster” faith. Instead, we look to Jesus who provides everything for us, including our faith. We trust that our faith comes not from our work or abilities but instead comes from a simple request and belief that God provides.
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