Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrew 11:1

Sometimes we feel weary and wonder what will happen next. We question how God will guide us. We search for a path of purpose, but have trouble opening our eyes. We forget how to focus on what is good and need to be reminded to remain faithful.

Jesus met a man on His way toward Jerusalem. Bartimaeus sat on the side of the road calling for the Savior. He was blind and couldn’t see, but His voice was powerful! In the midst of the noisy crowd, he didn’t allow “be quiet” to silence him. He cried for mercy and grace.

Jesus revealed the love of His faithfulness and performed a miracle. Bartimaeus received his sight. He was able to see! He was healed because he BELIEVED and trusted. In grateful offerings of praise, he chose to follow Jesus. And those who witnessed the miracle, praised our mighty God!

God uses circumstances in our lives to demonstrate the power of His will. When we’re blinded by lack of faith, He opens our eyes to TRUST. He navigates us through the good and bad and helps us remember who leads us through the difficult days of doubt.

When the future is unclear, we must seek the One who longs to strengthen our hearts. We mustn’t listen to those who try to squelch our HOPE. God will help us remain faithful. He will ready us to move ahead. And even when we cannot clearly see, He will lead us to a place of calm. In the certainty of His presence, we will begin to understand WHY we must ALWAYS put our FAITH in Him and BELIEVE He is working for the good.

Dear God, Thank you for Jesus. We recognize the power of Your will, as we consider the miracles He performed. We will learn to TRUST in YOU as our faithfulness grows. And we will be reminded who is handling EVERY single thing. Help us remain faithful, so we will put our HOPE in YOU and never doubt Your ability to know what is best for our lives. Thank you, Lord! Thank you! Your mercies are new each and every morning! Amen


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