Hebrews 11:1-- Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.
I had so much fun in the first part of this post illustrating a process, the process by which our hope in Christ is made solid. Our faith becomes substance, as real as something we actually hold in our hands. When we wait on God and see his provision again and again, we begin to hope for it. Soon, hope becomes certain knowledge that God will provide.
To me, this certainty, this unwavering faith, is only a step shy of actual sight. There is no doubt. When we continually experience God's provision, we don't have to see him moving to know he's there. We know he's there better than we would if we could see him.
I confess, I'm not there yet. But someday, Lord willing, I will be.
Have a blessed day!