by Dr David Jeremiah
Experiential Living: Experience Faith
The man took Jesus at His word and departed. John 4:50 (NIV)
Recommended Reading: John 4:46-54
Now there's a simple definition of faith. It's taking Jesus at His word. The man had found Christ in the city of Cana and told him of his son, who was deathly sick back at Capernaum. Jesus simply said, "Go your way; your son lives." The man didn't stand there wringing his hands and wondering what to do next. He didn't beg Jesus to travel to Capernaum. He didn't ask for proof. He simply took Jesus at His word and departed. When he arrived home, he found that his son had recovered instantly the day before--at the very moment when Jesus had spoken the word.
Faith is trusting God with your burdens, knowing that your prayers are already answered (Isaiah 65:24). It's being persuaded that God has the power to do what He has promised (Romans 4:21). It is knowing that all things work together for good to those who love Him (Romans 8:28). It's being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).
Take Him at His word today.
Oh, for more of that faith which will believe without seeing, which will take
Christ at His word in spite of appearances the most adverse! Bishop J. C. Ryle
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