Be Convinced

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for,
being convinced of what we do not see
Hebrews 11:1

True faith drops its letter in the post office box,
and lets it go.
Distrust holds on to a corner of it,
and wonders that the answer never comes.
I have some letters in my desk
that have been written for weeks,
but there was some slight uncertainty
about the address or the contents,
so they are yet unmailed.
They have not done either me
or anybody else any good yet.
They will never accomplish anything
until I let them go out of my hands
and trust them to the postman and the mail.

This the way with true faith.
It hands its case over to God,
and then He works.
That is a fine verse in the Thirty-seventh Psalm:

“Commit thy way unto the Lord,
trust also in Him, and He worketh.”

But He never worketh till we commit.
Faith is a receiving or still better,
a taking of God’s proffered gifts.
We may believe, and come, and commit, and rest;
but we will not fully realize all our blessing
until we begin to receive and come into the attitude
of abiding and taking.
–Days of Heaven upon Earth

Psalm 37:3-7
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: . . .

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