“Seeing is Believing”
While this statement is not used in many Christian circles, it is still a myth that must be busted. I can’t help but believe that Christians really struggle with this more than they may admit. There are principles about faith that each one of us must understand. Christians must operate by faith if we are to have a life that is pleasing to the Lord.
- God’s Word teaches us that we must believe to see rather than see to believe. Psalms 27:13 “I had fainted,unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Faith is not about walking blindly through life. It is about trusting God to see for us.
- Faith is the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This is one of my favorite verses. It shows us that faith operates in the world of the unseen.
- It does not take long before you see people like Noah, Abram, David, Joseph, and other Old Testament characters teach us lessons on how to walk by faith and not sight. They show us throughout God’s word that He conquers enemies and meets needs when we place our complete trust in His word.
Ultimately, faith is simply believing God. It is actually knowing and believing that God will do and has done what He has said in His word.