October 15, 2022

Bob Maas
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Hebrews 11:1

When does a promise of God become a reality? The answer to that question depends on the perspective from which we are viewing the promise.

From God’s eternal perspective, it is a reality the moment he makes it. There are no tomorrows to wait for because He is always in the present moment.

From our human viewpoint, however, it doesn’t become an actuality until we see the manifestation of it. Until the proof is available to our five senses, all we can do is hope that it will become a reality in the future.

Living by faith is the process of changing our perspective from a temporary, tangible realm to an eternal, invisible realm. Which one is more real?

For me, God’s eternal realm is more real than what my five senses tell me because the substance of what I hope for has already happened because God promised it. Thus, living by faith doesn’t require me to wait.

I can enjoy the fruit of the promise long before it is manifested.