What proof do you require to believe? Do you need to see, hear, or touch to believe something is true? Where does that leave love? Where does that leave faith? Are you willing to trust in something or someone you cannot see, hear, or touch?
We have likely heard, and may have said ourselves, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” We are typically referencing something that seems highly unlikely. Based on our experiences, some things are simply hard to believe.
On the other hand, we are more willing to believe what we hear from some people because we have experiences of them telling us the truth. We may call this an earned trust. The person has repeatedly been found to be truthful and we have come to trust them.
Can you think of someone else you can trust, someone you cannot see? Yes, God. Why don’t we trust God more? Perhaps it is the person delivering the message of God we don’t trust rather than God Himself. If that is the case, there is a simple remedy. Read God’s Word for yourself. Get to know Him by reading and studying your Bible.
Why is it important to trust God? If we don’t trust Him, how can we love Him? It makes sense, doesn’t it? We wouldn’t love our spouse if we didn’t trust them. We wouldn’t care about our co-workers if we didn’t trust them. The really good teachers our children love are trustworthy. Trust is key to loving another person and is key to loving God.
As we look at God’s Word, we can see He has repeatedly made promises and fulfilled them. We can believe in Him. We can trust Him. We can believe He loves us, cares for us, and has our best interest at heart. In return, we can trust and love Him.
I pray we all believe God will fulfill His promises. I pray we trust Him. I pray each one of us love God. Read God’s Word. Get to know Him. Believe in Him. Trust He will fulfill His promises. Trust He has your best interest at heart. Love Him as He loves you.
1 Peter 1:8-9 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.