To get anything from God, it has to be received by faith. If we want a new house, a new car, or a spouse it all has to be received by faith.

Faith can also be used to obtain intangible things from God such as positive emotions. God promised us love, joy, and peace. Those promises don’t come automatically. They too have to be received by faith. These promises must be received by faith especially when these emotions are threatened by life’s issues and we don’t feel loved, joyous, or at peace.

When we get laid off from our jobs and we don’t know where the money is coming from, by faith, we have to receive joy. When our marriage seems rocky and our children are acting up, by faith, we have to receive peace. When we’re without a spouse and we have family issues, by faith, we have to receive that we’re loved.

It doesn’t matter how we feel, by faith, we can obtain and maintain these positive emotions even in the roughest of times. Exercise that faith and receive everything from God.

Hebrews 11:17 “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,”