Understanding Faith

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1


Faith is trusting in something you can't see but hope for. It's not something we just come up with ourselves, but rather it's something God works in us. The Holy Spirit helps us understand who Jesus is, just as Jesus showed us who the Father is. Faith is like the solid ground of our hopes and the proof of things we can't see. It's more powerful than what people call science because it deals with eternal truths. Human knowledge can sometimes be wrong, but this heavenly understanding never fails. It's so straightforward that even a child can grasp it, yet even the smartest people can't fully explain it. It's beyond words and measurement.

Ellen White shares about faith in this way; “Faith in Christ is not the work of nature, but the work of God on human minds, wrought in the very soul by the Holy Spirit, who reveals Christ, as Christ revealed the Father. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. With its justifying, sanctifying power, it is above what men call science.” Manuscript 44, 1904.


Believing in Jesus' sacrifice is the foundation of true faith. When we honestly look at ourselves and recognize our sins, seeing how different we are from Jesus, we gain the strength to overcome. Genuine faith leads us to admit our wrongs and turn away from them. We cooperate with Jesus to bring our sinful tendencies under control, so they don't rule over us. By looking to Jesus, who starts and completes our faith journey, we become more like Him. We mature into fully developed individuals in Christ. Those who truly believe, confess, and change their ways become more and more like Jesus until they are fully complete in Him.

"Ask, and it will be given to you" is a promise from Jesus. Our part is to trust in His words without doubting, believing that God will keep His promise. Even when doubts creep in, we can turn to Jesus and find encouragement through our connection with Him. The redemption He offers us is thorough and generous. Heaven always has an abundant supply of help for those who are in need.


Reflection questions

  1. How does the concept of faith being "the substance of things hoped for" resonate with your own experiences and beliefs?
  2. Reflecting on the idea that true faith involves recognizing our sins and striving to overcome them, what are some practical steps you can take in your own life to align more closely with the teachings of Jesus?
  3. In what ways can you apply the promise of "Ask, and it shall be given you" to your own life, especially during times of doubt or difficulty?

Sulad Jhun Cardeinte writes from Adventist International Institute of Advance Studies (AIIAS) Silang, Cavite, Philippines. His email address is acardeinte@aiias.edu

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Comments: 35
  • #1

    Catherine Peñaloza (Sunday, 21 April 2024 17:25)

    Amen ❤️

  • #2

    Hillary (Sunday, 21 April 2024 17:30)

    Thanks for this remind me everyday

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    Amanda (Sunday, 21 April 2024 17:37)

    Amen and amen

  • #4

    White (Sunday, 21 April 2024 17:44)


  • #5

    Bandile Mpofu (Sunday, 21 April 2024 18:08)


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    Adi Mate (Sunday, 21 April 2024)


  • #7

    Philip Jason (Sunday, 21 April 2024 18:23)

    With God I will break through...���❣️

  • #8

    Loue (Sunday, 21 April 2024 19:00)

    Amen, keep posting messages like this, God Bless

  • #9

    Renny (Sunday, 21 April 2024 19:02)

    Amen God is so good

  • #10

    Karigo sonny (Sunday, 21 April 2024 19:12)

    We trust God in our personal life,,,, also follow his foot steps.

  • #11

    Rebecca Moreo Bilgan (Sunday, 21 April 2024 19:27)

    Amen keep posting massages like this, I'm really blessed reading it.God bless.

  • #12

    Moses Gibson (Sunday, 21 April 2024 19:45)

    Thank you very much that's really faith is the things that we hope for, without seeing it with our naked eye �️

  • #13

    Janet Sembezeya (Sunday, 21 April 2024 19:49)


  • #14

    Ajay Aru (Sunday, 21 April 2024 20:35)

    Amen, thankyou ��

  • #15

    Steward Nyadenga (Sunday, 21 April 2024 21:30)

    God increase my faith

  • #16

    Tendai Gwewo (Sunday, 21 April 2024 21:49)


  • #17

    Sinikiwe Nqadini (Sunday, 21 April 2024 21:51)

    Amen, pray for me that my faith is not shaken by circumstances of life

  • #18

    Justus Omari Ratemo from Nakuru Kenya (Sunday, 21 April 2024 22:05)

    Amen and Amen. Pray for me to continue having the strength in believing Jesus christ as my saviour.

  • #19

    Alex Obwaka (Sunday, 21 April 2024 22:07)

    Amen,let's overcome everything by allowing the love of God in us,what a wonderful message

  • #20

    Keresencia Pomerayi (Sunday, 21 April 2024 22:21)

    Amen. I'm really blessed. Thank you

  • #21

    Jenny (Sunday, 21 April 2024 22:24)

    Thanks for the massage.

  • #22

    Daisy (Sunday, 21 April 2024 22:39)

    Thanks for the message �❤

  • #23

    Floyd (Sunday, 21 April 2024 22:56)

    Thank you Lord �

  • #24

    Thandi (Sunday, 21 April 2024 23:16)

    Thank you for making understand the concept faith and to know that it is not a feeling..

  • #25

    Getrude (Sunday, 21 April 2024 23:46)

    Thank you for this word. I am in a situation where i doubt God even when he fought for me before. This fear of unknown

  • #26

    Henry (Monday, 22 April 2024 01:57)

    May God's name be praised ever

  • #27

    Pacolo Rokosuka (Monday, 22 April 2024 02:00)

    Really like this reading.

  • #28

    Annie (Monday, 22 April 2024 02:02)


  • #29

    Christiana (Monday, 22 April 2024 03:23)

    Hallelujah,pray for my spiritual life for God to make me trust him more and more.

  • #30

    Optimist Philip Kur Angok (Monday, 22 April 2024)

    God be praised for the message, may God bless you.

  • #31

    Shalifa (Monday, 22 April 2024 08:39)


  • #32

    Leonie (Monday, 22 April 2024 17:00)

    Thanks for the reminder. God bless your ministry

  • #33

    Immaculate (Monday, 22 April 2024 19:10)

    Thank for sharing the word to the world

  • #34

    dorcas felixa (Tuesday, 23 April 2024 06:22)


  • #35

    Wamono Robert uganda (Friday, 26 April 2024 03:22)

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