This verse introduces one of the Bible’s great chapters – what someone has called “The Bible’s Hall of Fame.”
These great men and women of faith faced discouragement and doubt the same way we do. But their trust was in God, not their emotions – and the same should be true of us.
Emotions aren’t wrong; God gave them to us, and they are an important part of life. But our feelings go up and down – and if our faith is based merely on our feelings, it too will go up and down. Only when we build our lives on Christ will our faith be stable and strong.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day