Without faith it is impossible to please God . . . believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Heb. 11:6)

George Müller was a Christian evangelist in England in the 1800s. He and his wife cared for over 10,000 orphans in his lifetime, all through committed prayer. It is recorded that he did not request donations or go into debt. Instead, he spent hours in prayer asking God to open the hearts of people to give.

The writer of Hebrews told us, “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” There is a sense of finality and hopelessness in the word impossible. Yet, if we have faith, we are not without hope. The faith that is commended requires an intentional, voluntary act of trust, belief, and cleaving to the existence and authoritative rule of God. This faith brings hope. If one refuses to accept who God is and all that he said in Scripture about himself, it would leave a bleak future. But God promises to reward all who seek after him wholeheartedly.

As George Müller once said, “Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you.” George Müller had faith that pleased God, and he was rewarded by God. And in turn, his faith helped impact thousands of lives. Lord, give us the faith that leads to assurance in the realities of things we cannot see.

Please him with believing faith above all else.

Ladrienne Cage McFarland enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, VBS, crafting, and studying God’s word.

© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.