Core assumptions

Faith is the substance of things hoped for  Heb. 11:1a

Faith starts with certain working assumptions: 1) God loves you; 2) God is good; 3) The good God who loves you and died to have a relationship with you has both the power and the desire to help you with your present situation; 4) The ultimate, eternal outcome of God’s intervention will be good and helpful whether or not God deals with your circumstance the way you expect. We find peace and confidence in Him as these assumptions become substantial realities in our lives.

Lord, when I ask, let it be with substantial hope.