I have had many ask me how I can have faith in a God that can’t be seen. Aside from the relationship I have with God, and the work He has done directly in my life, I asked myself, “How can faith be a foreign concept to many?”
I mean, we board planes and travel to various destinations without hesitation. But, to me anyways, I have faith in how the plane was constructed. I have faith in the pilots that navigate it. I often don’t think twice about these things, but it still requires faith. We eat in restaurants and have faith in the proper food preparations. We have faith that the chefs don’t cross-contaminate the ingredients. That takes faith. We drive cars. That requires faith in production procedures and those assembling them. And, we visit doctors and put faith in their diagnosis or treatment. So, why is faith in God a foreign concept to many? If anything, my faith is stronger in God than it is in any of the above examples.
Faith and belief are closely connected. Is it possible to have faith without belief? I don’t think so. I believe the restaurant followers all food handling protocols and have faith that my meal will be fine. I believe the doctor is competent and have faith in his conclusions. I believe God to be real and have faith in His promises.
I don’t think faith is the problem. I think what we believe to be true is the issue for many. God wants a relationship with you. That requires belief and faith. And once you have entered into a relationship with Him, He will reveal truths. Knowing the Bible is one thing, but having a relationship with Jesus is another.
Belief and faith- neither one of these concepts are as foreign as one might think. So why not try it with God? He wants to hear from you! This decision will have eternal implications!
From time to time, Rev D posts random thoughts about life as a Pastor and Servant of Christ. He has a unique perspective. Blog entries are posted randomly.