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January 16, 2022 | Doug Sauder
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“For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’”—Romans 10:11 (NKJV)
What kind of faith does it take to believe in something you cannot see? Well, let’s think about the wind for a second. We can’t see the wind, but we can agree that it’s there. What about gravity? We can’t physically see gravity, but we believe that it exists.
What about God? Although we cannot see God, we can believe that He is there. Why? There are countless reasons to believe in God, but there is one in particular that is tough to refute: an experience with God.
In John 14:12, Jesus says He will do great works through those who believe in Him. Once you experience a relationship with God through Jesus, something happens inside of you. He begins to change you. He transforms you into a new person, a person who looks more like Jesus every day.
Today’s verse tells us that whoever believes in Jesus will not be put to shame. Even though we cannot see God, we are promised that a life devoted to following Him will be one well spent. When we get to the end of the road, we will look back with no regrets.
Have you surrendered your life to Jesus? Have you put your faith completely in Him? I can’t promise you that it will be easy. In fact, Jesus tells us that in this world we will have trouble. However, He encourages us to be of good cheer, because He has overcome the world! (John 16:33)
In our everyday lives, we can be overcome by the problems around us. Busy schedules, family problems, and health issues can leave our faith in God feeling shaky. But when it’s all said and done, God promises that a life devoted to Him will not be put to shame. When we stand before Him one day, He will look at us and say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23 NKJV).
At that moment, all of the problems of life will be long gone. You will finally be home. You will be able to look back over your life of walking with Jesus and confidently say, “It was worth it.”
My prayer is that you will live a life completely devoted to Christ and every day will be a living testimony of how He is transforming you. There will certainly be some moments where your faith will be tested, but do not lose heart. Jesus has promised that you will not be put to shame!
DIG: Romans 10:11 is quoting a prophecy from Isaiah 28:16. Read Isaiah 28:16.
DISCOVER: What evidence have you seen in your own life that God is transforming you every day?
DISPLAY: Write down your testimony and reflect on how God has been faithful in your life even when your faith has been tested!