A. Faith Calms Our Fears – I am not sheltered from bad things, but in the midst of them I have His promise – Rom. 8:28; 1 Cor. 15:57; 2 Cor. 4:17. (Ill. Phil. 4:6-7)
B. Faith Cushions Our Falls – I am not immune from sin and temptations, but when and if I fall, I have His promise! It is possible for the Child of God to fall down, but we can never fall out – John 10:28. If we do fall, we have His Word that we will be forgiven when we turn to Him in repentance, 1 John 1:9. This is not an excuse to fall, but it is an encouragement to those who have and those who will!
C. Faith Confirms Our Future – I do not know what I will face tomorrow, but I know that when all my tomorrowâ€™s are finished, I have a future secured in the Lord Jesus Christ, John 14:1-3.
D. Faith Claims Godâ€™s Finest – Faith doesnâ€™t gorge itself on the slop of the world. It sets itâ€™s sights higher. Faith believes that God will be true to His Word and there, faith responds to that Word, acts upon that Word and receives the fulfillment of that Word, Rom. 4:21; Heb. 6:18. (Ill. There are many who never learn what God can do because they are never willing to believe that God can do!)
E. Faith Challenges Our Failures – What I mean by that is that faith believes Phil. 4:13. Faith says that we can be all that God wants us to be. Faith accepts the notion that we do not have to settle for second best. Faith says that we can have everything that God has for us and that we can have it right now. Faith says that we do not have to live to the lower standard of the world. Faith just takes God at His Word and serves Him.
F. Faith Calls Our Friends – Faith says to those around us that what God has done here, He can do in your life too. Faith reaches out to those in sin because it knows that everyone who turns to Jesus for salvation will be saved. Faith believes Godâ€™s promises concerning salvation by faith.