by Rex Rouis
Both hope and faith know something about the future. Hope knows the potential of the future and faith knows the reality of the future. In other words, hope is an expectation of future events, and faith is a knowing of future events. Hope knows that the positive event can happen. Faith knows that the positive event will happen.
But how do they know? Because God knows.
Only God knows and controls the future sufficiently enough to be able to guarantee it. His guarantee is the basis for both hope and faith. Therefore, only God can impart hope and faith to one’s heart.
When you are seeking God for something, you are actually seeking Him for a desired future. You are seeking Him for His good future for you.
Jesus said that he is the Doorway; we all are to enter through him, and only through Him. If Jesus is the doorway into God’s future, then faith in Jesus Christ is the doorway into your future in God. The absoluteness of faith is based on the absoluteness of God, and His absolute control over the future.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 New International Version
Turn God’s promises into your own good future through seeking His word and seeking Him. The way of faith is the doorway into the future God has waiting for you.