“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
Today’s Christian daily devotional
I attempt taking a quick glance at my reflection, but the face looking back at me is not as sharp or perky as I remember. This discovery disturbs me enough to waltz over to my makeup counter and flip on the bright light of my magnified makeup mirror.
The dichotomy of being repulsed yet drawn to my imperfections is mind-boggling. Since when did my face have permission to age like the rest of humanity?
I glance at the balance of my checkbook. The one redeeming thing about birthdays is the birthday presents—especially the monetary kind.
I flip open my phone and dial up Nadia.
“Girl, It’s time…. for me to look fine!” I giggle despite the fact that my facial situation is quite serious.
“Jules! I can recognize that laugh, no matter how long it’s been since I’ve heard it! Where have you been?” Nadia tapps her nail tips, and I picture her leaning over the exquisite front desk of my favorite facial studio.
“I was busy getting wrinkles, apparently.” I say dryly.
“Oh, let’s do something about that. What day are you available?” We figure out a day and a time and I hang up smiling.
It’s amazing that just knowing my skin is in Nadia’s competent hands instantly makes me feel prettier; despite the fact she hasn’t even touched me yet.
“There is hope…it’s just around the corner. It will get better…at 1:30 on Thursday afternoon.” I console myself out load while marking my calendar.
In Hebrews 11: 1 we are reminded that our faith will be evident in our hope. Have you ever noticed that people who have no hope usually have no faith as well? This is no coincidence.
If the very thought of getting a facial by Nadia could cause my despondent mood a lift, than that says a lot about my faith in Nadia’s abilities to meet my skincare needs.
God has good intentions towards all of His children. When we doubt the goodness of God, our trust in Him leaves as well. When we don’t trust in God, we lose our faith; and when we lose our faith, our hope is gone.
Are you feeling hopeless? It might be time for a faith-lift!
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I have been feeling so ‘Bla’ lately. I feel as if things have been the same for a long time, and I am starting to lose hope that they will ever change.
I know this is not good. It is actually insulting to a God that wants me to have all that life has to offer me.
Lord, can you increase my faith today? Can you give me a double portion of what I had yesterday? Can you remind me of the prayers that you have answered in the past so I can remember that you hear me?
If things are not going right, can you show me where I may be going wrong? Help me to have a teachable spirit so I can move forward. I don’t want to be stuck here forever because I am not learning what I need to in the place I am in right now.
I trust you—but obviously not enough. Help me to trust you more than myself; because you are worthy of that.
In Jesus’ precious name, thank you for all that you are doing that I can’t see right now, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verses: Hebrews 11:1
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan