Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Matthew 8:25-27…25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. 27 The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
Parachute faith will leave you in fear and uncertainty. Solid foundation faith will remind you of the Rock of who you were created from for HIS Glory. Each and every circumstance that comes your way will make you trust the power of the Cross and the work of Jesus to do what He promised He would do as you keep your trust and love in Him no matter what we face.
Parachutes are used to bring a fall to a softer landing. A military person prepares to go up in an airplane to jump out or and be on a mission where they could get shot down. A parachute prevents harm to them and allows them to land safely. Faith works the same way……one should prepare before the crisis or circumstances turn bad. God called His people to live by faith not by sight! 2 Cor. 5:7 Romans say the just shall live by faith!
Air resistance drags and slows us down. When we are not living by faith we will get drug down to the earthly realm which will affect our growth and hope in God and His word.
This is how Faith works it, God is always there. He catches your fall when you realize your faith is not only during a crisis. True Faith, living Faith must become a lifestyle. When the enemy comes in as if a flood you will not drop to the ground busted, battered, and bruised; but you will know, as air is always there, Faith will arise! Because your Spirit-man will connect with the Word, you have been putting into your Soul daily. Your mind, will, and emotions will rest as the goodness of God show up on your behalf!
Matthew 7:24-27(NLT) Building on a Solid Foundation 24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the flood waters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
Air is a substance and faith is a substance; We need both to survive. Just because you cannot see air does not mean it is not there. Faith is the same way, you cannot see or touch it; but God is working in your life to see you bring Him Glory.