Hebrews 12:1

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2).

Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith. He is the one who designed it, wrote it, established it, built it, and He is the one who will finish it off. He did this at the cross, and then, raised from the dead, He sat down victorious at the Father’s side where He rules over all things. Through His work of salvation Jesus has authored and perfected our faith.

If we think of our faith as something we can make ourselves, or strive to achieve, or convince ourselves of, then ‘our faith will be in our faith’. Our trust will be in our ability to convince ourselves that it is true. But we can’t! If our faith is something we build ourselves then we will end up crushed and disillusioned because we have have doubts, fears and hard times.

But when we have faith in Jesus (the faithful one) then our faith is not in ourselves but in Him, and by the Spirit, He gives us the ability to trust God in the first place.

Fix your eyes on Jesus – He will carry the good work of our faith to completion.