Where is your faith? —Luke 8:25
You sit in a chair without thinking much about it. That is faith. You know the chair has a designed purpose and you trust it. You step onto a plane to travel and you trust its design will fulfill its purpose even though you may not understand everything about it. You read about historical figures and you believe what you read even though you have not seen those people. You breathe air you cannot see but you see the results. You trust the information available in so many ways on a regular basis. That is faith.
So, where is your faith when it comes to trusting in the Lord Jesus? People say, “I need more evidence.” Really? Evidence is all around them, but they just do not want to accept it. Why? Because they want to live like they want to live and do not want to submit to the Lord God Almighty because that would mean, and they know this, that their lives would have to change and would be changed. They think they know what is best.
What is faith? “Faith, therefore, is the substance of things waited for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is not blind because all around us there is plenty of evidence “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” (Hebrews 11:6). The whole of Hebrews chapter 11 tells us of historical figures who lived by faith and what was accomplished through faith. They give testimony to us.
So, why do people not believe? Well people “suppress the truth by their wickedness” as stated in Romans 1:18. We are also told in Second Peter 3:5-6 that people “deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.” So people suppress the truth by the way they live and they also intentionally forget that God is the Creator of all things and that there was a world-wide flood. It is a deliberate forgetfulness, intentional amnesia.
Finally, “Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony” (John 3:11). People just won’t believe the testimony of other people who do believe. They will believe plenty of other testimony about so many different things, but not about Jesus! This is so sad…
Thank You Father that You revealed Jesus to me and that I have trusted Him!