What exactly is faith? One of the most well known passages about faith is found in Hebrews 11:1.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Faith is being completely sure and certain that what we hope for is going to happen. To me faith is the gap filler. In other words, what stands between me and what I hope for is this gap. I don’t have enough money…we don’t have the people…I can’t get this marriage fixed…I need a miracle. Have you ever had those thoughts? Then you have a gap between where you are and what you need. These gaps are things that you can’t do anything about. You need the gap filled. You need a miracle.
Faith fills in the gap so we can experience the supernatural in our lives. It is the conduit that allows us to experience the miracle we hope for. Faith connects us with the ONE who can make it happen. Faith is being sure that what you hope for not because you can do it, but because God can.
What many people miss is the next verses in Hebrews 11. That is the stuff that gives us the faith.
This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
I love it! That statement “By faith” is repeated through the entire chapter. It is when God crossed this gap between the natural and the supernatural and did something miraculous. God created the world from nothing. Gap filled. God told Noah to build an ark when there was no sign of rain to save humanity. Gap filled. Abraham was told he would be a father of nations even though he had no child and was nearly 100 years old. Gap filled. The Red Sea was parted for the Israelites. Gap Filled. The walls of Jericho fell. Gap filled.
People through history have experienced the supernatural (God bridging the gap to us) by our faith. Read Hebrews 11 and notice that phrase over and over – “By faith”. It is our faith in GOD that gives us the certainty of what we hope for and have not yet seen!
Perhaps you have a gap that needs filled and you can’t do it. God can. He is the only One that can. Ask Him in faith to fill it.