Everyone believes in things that they cannot see... why not God?
FAITH - (BASED ON THE MERRIAM WEBSTER DEFINITION)
FAITH - (BASED ON THE HOLY BIBLE)
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1 NIV
We cannot see the air, but we can feel the wind on our faces. We cannot see the oxygen that we breathe and yet we realize that it keeps us alive. Just by looking at a frying pan, I do not whether it is hot or cold, but I have zero doubt that it is one or the other. As a child when I fell out of a tree, I didn't wonder why I hit the ground, because I could feel the proof of gravity. There is no way to see sound, smell, or taste and yet they surround me every day. I cannot physically show you the love that I have for my children or the fear of ever losing them, but I am can feel my happiness in their presence and the terror that fills me when I worry about them.
So then, if we have faith that these things exist because we can FEEL proof of their presence, then why is it so hard to believe in a Divine Creator when we can see the proof of His handiwork all around us?
Even though I cannot see His power, I am a witness to His might by the very ground that I walk on and the beating of my heart. I cannot see His outstretched hands when I turn to Him in prayer, and yet I can feel His presence when He carries me through trials that without Him would've broken me. I cannot see the nails in His hands or the spear in His side and yet I feel overwhelming sadness at the need for His death and the joy when I remember that He rose again. I cannot see His unending love but I can feel His pleasure when I seek Him and my own shame when I do not.
I cannot show You that my soul has been saved, but I can tell you that a life without Him will only lead to death and sadness. and that the worst words that we could ever hear would be, "Depart from me, I never knew you."