1.with certainty; without doubt; assuredly: I'll certainly be there.
2.yes, of course: Certainly, take the keys.
3.surely; to be sure: He certainly is successful.
This word jumped off the page of my Bible this morning. Certainly. I don't often use the word. It seems there are not too many things that I've been certain of lately, at least not in the dictionary definition of the word. I might say, "I certainly hope it doesn't rain on Saturday." or "You certainly may not!" when one of my kids asks to have 5 cookies before dinner... But listen to the word as Jesus used it:
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?" Matt. 6:28-30
He will without doubt care for you.
He will, yes, of course, care for you.
He will surely care for you.
Why do I have so little faith?
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for
and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
LORD, help me have a "certainly" kind of faith today. Amen.