Daily Reflections

What Faith Does

October 3, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. —Hebrews 11:1

The glorious outcome of faith is that it will no longer be needed. Faith will ultimately resolve itself in reality. Hymnist Horatio Spafford envisioned this truth when he wrote, “O Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight” (emphasis added).1

Because that which we are longing for by faith we will someday behold with glorified senses, we are able, in the meantime, to:

  • Endure sufferings, insults, and setbacks.

  • Live with unanswered questions.

  • Resist the pull of lesser delights.

  • Wait for God to right what is wrong,
    restore what is broken, and complete what is unfinished.

What’s more, the fulfillment of faith will include not only the completion of all that is good and pure but also the end of all that is bad and destructive. We hope for all that we will see and for all that we will never see again. For now, we live by faith.

Horatio Spafford, “It Is Well with My Soul,” 1873.


Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith (Revive Our Hearts series)

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

What are you looking forward to seeing and not seeing in the new heaven and new earth?