The Conviction of the Unseen: Hebrews 11:1

Verse of the week: May 20th 2024

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."

- Hebrews 11:1

This verse offers a simple definition of the word faith. We want to be careful with our understanding of this definition. It can often be confused in the modern world as a blind belief or a leap in the dark. While it is true there are many things we can't see or fully understand, faith is a reasoned trust based on our knowledge and relationship with God.

Faith is not just a simple belief or a vague hope; it is a confident assurance and a firm conviction. This assurance is not based on wishful thinking but on the solid foundation of God's character and His promises. When we have faith, we are sure of the outcome because we trust in the One who has promised it. It is a deep-seated confidence that God will fulfill His word. Faith bridges the gap between what we hope for and what we cannot yet see. It is trusting in God's promises even when our current circumstances might suggest otherwise.

Consider the areas of your life where you need to trust God for what you cannot see. Ask God to strengthen your faith to believe in His unseen work and presence. What are you hoping for that God has promised? Hold onto those promises with confidence, knowing that God is faithful.


Prayer request: for my grandson, Jessie Elijah. Even though we tried , he is 17 years old running with the wrong crowd. Now people are getting in trouble with the law, pointing fingers & now he is in jail. We need prayers,I know my God is the same God that He was then. He can still open the Red Sea , He can helps us fight our Goliath

Brenda May 20, 2024

The people mentioned in Hebrews 11 are champions of faith not because they were special, but because they were obedient despite the opposition they faced. That applies directly to us today in world that is run by deception. Now more than ever we need to look back at the Bible for examples where the Israelites obeyed and disobeyed God and were either blessed or cursed for their actions. Personally as a business owner, I’ve learned to fully trust God for marketing/sales. Not saying it’s easy or without some anxiety, but ultimately I want to be in the center of God’s will (not mine) have His favor in my life.

Scott Asai May 20, 2024

We want things to work out the way we desire and plan, but God always has a bigger purpose for our lives that we can not see. Even in the midst of the pain and distraction, God is showing us that life always works out for the better when we trust his perfect timing. Our identity and purpose is always rooted in the King of Kings and not on our own understanding.

Anna Frerker May 20, 2024

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