Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience... Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. — Hebrews 10:22,23, NASB
A good way to disperse darkness is to talk faith and courage. We are admonished in the word of God to fight the good fight of faith. Suppose that you take your stand under the banner of faith. If you have repented of your sins, and have confessed them to God, you need no longer go on in doubt and despondency. God does not want you to stand under a cloud. He wants you to come into the light, and to have confidence in him, knowing that you have committed your soul unto his keeping, as unto a faithful Creator.
Satan will come to you after you have trusted in God, and will try to steal away the victory that faith has gained. He will present your sins to you; but can you not tell him it is written, “The blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us from all sin”? Can you not tell him that God has promised to remove your transgressions away from you as far as the east is from the west, and that they are to be remembered no more?
There is a wonderful power in faith. It brings eternal things to view, and lays hold of the arm of infinite power. If you have been educating your soul to gather up the dark chapters in your experience, turn over a new leaf and have a new, bright, cheerful experience; put your will wholly on the Lord’s side. We must exercise living faith if we would war successfully against the temptations of the enemy.
We are to fix our faith on the promises of God, which are sure and steadfast, and shall endure forever and ever. The joyful feeling will come when we fully trust in God’s promises.
By living faith, I grasp the hand of Jesus, and I am all light in the Lord. I do not look at self, I look to Jesus, my high priest, who presents my case to the Father, offering up the merits of his life and sacrifice. Faith will keep the mind above the low level of earth, and direct the soul to Heaven in contemplation of the spiritual and eternal. Let us lift up Jesus, the Saviour of men. Talk of his love, tell of his power, and the angels of God will be attracted to you.
— Signs of the Times, March 18, 1889
Dear Lord, I am grateful that I have a Savior to draw near to in full assurance of faith. Forgive me for my lack of confidence in Your promises, I now fix my faith on Your sure word. By living faith I grasp the hand of Jesus and commit my soul into Your keeping. I will no longer look to myself, I direct my soul to Jesus. I will meditate on the spiritual and eternal things of Heaven. I praise You that I may have a new, bright, cheerful experience and be all light in my Lord!