How many times have you been asked to "prove your faith" especially to nonbelievers? There is this notion that as Christians, we have a "blind faith" because we don't "need proof."
In Ephesians 2:8-9, it says that we are to accept the gospel through faith, apart from the need for reason.
But guess what! We HAVE been given proof!
God, through His grace, has given us all the proof we need. Because God is trustworthy, our faith isn't blind. Blind faith is only blind if the object of faith is untrustworthy. Which, would be foolish anyways.
God on the other hand, is Who we put our trust in as Christ followers, And He has proven Himself faithful and trustworthy time and time again throughout history and the Bible. We do not go in blind.
As Christians, our faith should be accompanied by, not reliant on reason.
In Matthew, Jesus asks His disciples to "take up their cross and follow Him." This required complete sacrifice to self, something that had no bearings to the disciples had they not trusted Jesus as their Savior.
It is so important that as Christians, whether new or seasoned, that we remind ourselves that the gospel is full of reason. We are not being asked to put on a blindfold and follow an untrustworthy God.
Remember these verses when you are faced with doubt or uncertainty in God's trustworthiness:
Quick analogy to wrap this post up:
Let's say someone is holding you over a cliff and you trust that they will not let you fall - that they will pull you up to safety - you undoubtedly have faith in that person. You know that they exist. You have very powerful evidence that they exist, yet at that moment, dangling over the cliff, all the evidence in the world cannot tell you for certain that they will save your life. You must have faith in them.
There is clearly very strong evidence for their ability to save you, but no body is going to ask you to prove that they will actually pull you to safety. That is putting your faith into action.
We must spend time getting to know who God is and building our trust in Him through His Word, prayer, and community. Building a foundation of trust will deepen our faith in Him.
I pray we fully trust God and continuously see His grace to us as proof of His trustworthiness.
Jesus lover, wife, momma, teacher, and hopeful writer.