WORDS OF FAITH from PEOPLE OF FAITH
Faith is not an instinct.
It certainly is not a feeling
– feelings don’t help much when you’re in the lions’ den
or hanging on a wooden cross.
Faith is not inferred from the happy way things work.
Faith is an act of will,
is a choice,
is based on the unbreakable Word of a God
who cannot lie.
Faith does not operate in the realm of the 'possible'.
There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible.
Faith begins where man's power ends.
Faith has nothing to do with feelings
or outward experiences.
If we desire to couple such things with faith,
then we are no longer resting on the Word of God.
Faith rests on the naked Word of God.
When we take Him at His Word,
the heart is at peace.
Faith never knows where it is being led,
but it loves and knows the One who is leading.
Sight is not faith,
and hearing is not faith,
neither is feeling faith;
but believing when we neither see, hear, nor feel is faith.
Therefore we must believe truth before we feel to truly be 'in faith'.
[hannah whitall smith]
Faith is a living,
in God's grace,
so sure and so certain
that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
By faith Abraham
went when he was called
to go to place.
And he went,
not knowing where he was going.
By faith, Noah...
concerning events unseen,
constructed an ark.
By this he condemned the world,
and became an heir of the righteousness
that comes by faith.
For we are powerless against this...
We do not know what to do,
but our eyes are on you...
Believe in your God,
and you will be established;
believe His words, and you will succeed.
[2 chronicles 20]