Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of March 22, 2015

JoBeth37Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

Have you ever struggled to find faith to guide you in the midst of gripping fearful circumstances? In such times, it is important to be reminded that succumbing to fear instead of believing in faith is a choice. If we put the word fear in this scripture it would read, “Now fear is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. How much easier it is to see the foolishness of wasting our time and energy by wallowing in the quicksand of fear that anticipates and expects things we can’t even see yet and have no power to change. We have the option of choosing to focus on faith in our all powerful, Almighty, Heavenly Father that creates worlds out of nothing, is able to move mountains, make rivers in the desert, and brings resurrection life from the dead! Instead of yielding to fear, put your faith in the Lord, Who can create things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen and is more than able to satisfy all your need according to His riches in glory (Phil.4:19).