Did we just overlook amount of love that God has for us?
His word, shown in written form we call Bible, tells us things that He did to show us that He loves us. Did we realize it or did we overlook it and walk away?
In Hebrews 11:1 we are told that our faith is substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
Hope moves into faith Think about it. No one gets a recipe made without knowing what ingredients are and what to do with them even when they're sitting on counter!
The something that's wanted could be just as simple as having pasta...
You put water in a pan. You put it on a heated burner on a stovetop. Then you wait for water to boil.
After water comes to a hard boil you pour in noodles and wait for pasta to be cooked. Finally, you put sauce on pasta and eat it!
Normally, it isn't until that time that attitude changes. You had a want. A hope. But that turned into knowledge that want you wanted is happening shortly.
The attitude becomes excited and expectant of things we had faith for coming to pass.
Just like pasta wait, we learn in Hebrews 11:1 that what we want is already there. It just takes time for us to get it!
Because we need to change our thinking. (That's why God said to renew our minds with His word in Romans 12:2.)
What God says is totally, pure truth. We just need to really know it!
Now faith is substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
These things that are hoped for are real but they aren't seen yet with physical eyes! Don't forget there are physical and spiritual realms. Just because you can't see it in physical realm doesn't mean it's not real in spiritual realm!
Back to pasta! Our physical eyes saw pasta. It was cooked for our physical bodies. But we can learn a thing or two here...
We want stuff in physical realm! First off we have to really know that it's real in spiritual realm.