Over the last few days, I’ve had several instances where faith was an important thing to have so I thought I would explore it from a Christian perspective. The verses from Scripture that most exemplify faith for me are in Hebrews 11. Verse 1 says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Here is what Verse 3 says, “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what is visible.” Finally, Verse 6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
So, what is faith? Here is the dictionary definition. “Faith is confidence or trust in a person, thing, deity, view, or in the doctrines or teachings of a religion. It can also be defined as belief that is not based on proof as well as confidence based on some degree of warrant.”
I have heard and read many times how there are some people who cannot have faith in a deity they cannot see. And that is true. You cannot see God. But that doesn’t mean those same people don’t have any faith. They have faith the lights in their homes are going to come on in the morning. They have faith they will be able to make phone calls and access the Internet. They have faith they will be able to access their money in the bank. And I could go on and on, but you get the point. But, then people would try to make the argument those are things you can see. I could expound upon that and ask if the person knew those things would all happen each day. Of course, the answer would be no, because you really don’t know they will happen.
So, if people could have faith in all those other things, they could also have faith in a deity they couldn’t see. They just choose not to. You see, faith is a choice. It’s not always the easiest choice, and it hasn’t been easy for me this week. But, the God I believe in is a big God, and I choose to have faith in Him!
God’s blessings on you today!