Hebrews 11:1: Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

This is not about giving you a guilty conscience; this is about giving a helpful hint. – We claim to trust God, but then too often trust in earthly, worldly strategies and solutions.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1; KJV)

Everything is much easier with God and Jesus. There is nothing complicated. God made it wonderfully easy for us humans: “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life …” (Jesus in John 5:24; NIV). So we believe in Jesus as our Savior. From then on, there is nothing left between us and God. Eternal life means what exactly? To live forever in the literally paradisiacal presence of God.

And beyond that? Do we believe God that He heals us? So in every regard (money, health, joie de vivre, relationships, well-being, wisdom, etc.) He heals and helps us? Believe it. Because that’s what God wants.

The righteous (and you have been made righteous by God, before and for God, even though you may (unfortunately) sin again and again) can say: “My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:5-6; NLT). Say it, and believe it.

What is faith again? A confident trust. Did you see that? Trust. Not hoping. We do not hope that God will love us and help us and provide us with all that is good for us; we don’t just hope, but we trust that God will do it for us. That’s faith. So? Believe. Doubtful, worried, anxious, despaired? No problem. Then you believe again. Don’t give up. • Even when we’re faithless, God remains faithful.