When we think about faith, we often think about an outcome during an event, circumstance, or season. I believe this or that will happen. I believe things will be ok.

The truest and most important aspect of faith is the object of the faith, in whom we place our trust. When we believe in specific circumstances, we disqualify our perspective from trusting God if the circumstance does not work out like we imagine.

Faith in outcomes is really hope. The foundation of faith is not in outcomes but in power. There is a fine, but distinct, line between believing the Who and the what. There is an immense difference between believing in Him who can do all things and believing a specific thing will be done.

Faith is the choice to trust God. It is obeying without knowing what the outcome will be. Faith unleashes the power of God’s Spirit.The true height of human capacity. 

Faith means trusting in God even when we do not like or understand what he is doing. This, in fact, is the very thing that makes faith so powerful, so advantageous to us. The outcomes we want, even if we get them, don’t always work out how we imagined. Our wisdom is flawed and incomplete, but God’s wisdom is true and boundless.

“So that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.”
– 1 Corinthians 2:5