April 7, 2021 – James 1:5-7
“…be sure that your faith is in God alone.” James 1:6
When you think about your future, and all the things you’ll encounter along the way, your fears, your hopes for family or your career, the dreams you’ll have, or the plans you’ll make… who will guide you along the way? Who will provide for you? Protect you? Who will you put your faith in when it comes to these things?
The world’s definition of “faith” is a complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
Will you place your faith in politicians, paramedics, and pastors to provide, protect and bring peace? Will the people in your life be able to provide everything you need?
The Bible defines the word “faith” in Hebrews 11:1 as confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. In other words, faith is knowing that God, and God alone, will provide exactly what you need even if you cannot see it or understand it.
It’s tempting for a person to think, “I got this!” when it comes to the everyday needs in life. To place faith in your own intelligence, or ability to make money, or your power or influence in the lives of others, your ability to provide food, clothing, or a home. But ask yourself… will that be enough?
Question for reflection:
- Is your faith in God alone?
It’s not that God cannot work through pastors, paramedics, and politicians to provide for your needs, but if we begin trusting people more than God, we’re certain to lose our way.
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you.” James 1:5
Today, make time to ask God for what you need. Thank him for what you have and praise him for giving you this wonderful gift of life. Above all, put your faith in God alone.
He will certainly provide ALL you need.