However much one may ask, attempt to conjure up, or hope to bolster faith, we may be sure there is only one firm foundation for faith, and that is the living word of God. In order for faith to grow and become strong, we must feed on the word of God.
Faith cannot be hoped to be obtained except through the hearing and affirming of God’s word. God is always in agreement with His word, and according to Jeremiah 1:12, He is consistently ready to perform it. Jesus Himself confirmed in Matthew 24:35, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away”.
The very foundation of Christian faith stands firm on Romans 10:17, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. This one firm foundation must become so pervasive in our lives until we become one with it in our actions, until it becomes an unconscious reality which assures us that whatever our need, God’s power will supply it.
Consider Hebrews 11:1, which affirms “faith is substance to things hoped for”. The writer is informing us that through God’s living word we may take hold on the unrealities of hope and bring them into the realm of reality. In other words, God’s word is the guarantee that what you have hoped for, by faith, you take possession of it.
Are you in need of physical strength? “God is the strength of my life”. In need of financial help? “My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. Whatever your need you receive through faith which stands on the one firm foundation of God’s living word.
L. Jerome Jones