I have been asked several times why I believe what I do. I know some people expect to hear that I have always known my faith because I grew up in church, or that I believe as I do because the Bible says it’s true. I’m much more of a skeptic than that! I, like many others want to know why things work. Unfortunately, if all we’re searching for is additional proof, it kind of defeats the point of faith.
The Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” It goes on throughout the chapter giving examples of faith. We are not going to have the answers to everything. If we can accept this, then I think it’s easier find value in the things we can see or have heard about, and experienced ourselves.
In Romans 10:17, we are told, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” When we read our Bible and learn about our Lord, it should increase our faith. The more we learn the way God works from the Bible, the more you can see His works in your day to day lives.
None of us are without our own testimony. Whether you’ve known Christ all your life, or just accepted His gift of salvation, you have a testimony! Whether you had a good life, or a life that could have been better, you still have a testimony. I don’t think I would have really turned my life over to Christ had I not experienced His goodness toward me. When I was in the lowest of lows and cried out to God, it was as if His hand was right there to help me. All I had to do was take it! The strength I’ve found to overcome obstacles in my life, is without a doubt from God. When I’m depressed, the Holy Spirit comforts me with scriptures that are stored in my heart, or puts in my heart a way out for me so I don’t have to continue feeling as I do.
Please take a moment to think about your life and what God has done for you. What makes Him real to you? Yes, we have evidence all around us of His creation, but what moves your heart toward Him?
Scriptures references are quoted from the NKJV.