“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” Hebrews 11:1-3
Faith is the assurance that God has everything under control. Assurance is the confidence that God will do what He promises. Divine assurance is when we lift our vision to the I AM of God and see the God of endless impossibilities rather than the physical impossibilities. It’s the peace that reminds us that no matter what the circumstances, all things work together for our good.
If you have to the best of your knowledge received Jesus Christ, God’s Son, as your own Savior, you have become a child of God and you have the assurance of your salvation. You have the assurance that God will answer your prayers. Sometimes God does not answer our prayers the way we want, but He answers them with what is best for us. We can have the assurance that our sins are forgiven. God has cleaned our record and He does not remember them anymore. We can have the assurance that we are victorious. By the world standards it may not look like victory, but we are always victorious because of our faith in God. To me one of the most important assurances is the assurance of guidance. Knowing that if we trust God, He will guide us in the right path. I think often of Robert Frost’s poem two roads.
“And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Because of God’s guidance I took the road that leads to God and His peace in my life.