Very little in our culture encourages us to live by faith every hour of the day. On the contrary, billboards, radio, television, newspapers and magazines mount a relentless appeal for us to look away from Jesus as the source of our hourly strength and guidance. We are told that cars will work for us and food will work for us and clothes will work for us. They will supply not just transportation and nourishment and covering, but more importantly, they promise that they will also meet the longings of the heart for attention and power and excitement and esteem.
If you and I are to live by faith in the hourly fellowship and performance of Jesus on our behalf, we need to set our minds steadfastly — starting now — to consciously think of him and look to him and trust his promise: “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you … I am with you always, even to the end of the age … I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand … (Hebrews 13:5; Matthew 28:20; Isiah 41:10).
I encourage you to join me in forming spiritual habits of hourly looking to Jesus for the fulfillment of promises like this.
– John Piper, The Purifying Power of Living by Faith in Future Grace