I Know Whom I Believe In
By Marcel Rebiai
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
Hope helps us to remember and keep sight of God’s promises in our lives: God is good, God is there, God knows about the situations we are in; if we put our trust in Him, He will act. God will work in His own time, and He is never too late! The devil will be completely defeated; Jesus will soon return, then pain, misery and hardship will cease. These are no empty promises – only hope, based on God’s Word, and we follow it in faith. Why? Because Jesus guarantees it to us, and He Himself is hope.
David is an example of a man who holds onto hope. Even when he lost sight of God’s plan for his life, he didn’t give up but lifted his situation up to God and called upon His promises:
“Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.” Psalm 119:49
That’s real hope. Through hope we say to God, “I stand before You, because there is nothing else I can do. I wait for You to come, and You will come.” Hope is the ultimate belief in our hearts that God’s kingdom will bring us through and ultimately conquer every situation.
“A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory.” Matthew 12:20
If we have this hope, the devil can attack us all he wants. Our anchor has been cast. Even when the waves appear overwhelming, we can say together with Paul,
“I know whom I have believed.” – 2 Timothy 1:12
This devotional is taken from the book To See God by Marcel Rebiai. If you would like to order your own copy, please email us here, [email protected].
Marcel Rebiai is a board member of Revive Israel, and is inspiration for our community. Marcel was born in Algiers in 1953. He came to Switzerland as a war orphan and received faith in Jesus in his youth, which changed his life and made him a messenger of God’s love in Jesus. Since then, he has been faithfully working for the building of the community of Messiah. Marcel is the founder of the “Community of Reconciliation”, an organization that works for reconciliation between Jews and Arabs based on God’s forgiveness and love in Christ. Marcel teaches in various settings around the world about the love that God revealed to us in Jesus, a love that enables reconciliation. Marcel has been living in Jerusalem for the last 30 years, is married to Regula, and has four children and eleven grandchildren.