Did you know that you couldn't live without faith?
It is impossible to even go a day without faith.
When you opened the refrigerator, poured a glass of juice and drank it, did you test it first? It could be poison. Do you know everyone at the company that produced that juice? How do you know that what you are staking your life on is what it says on the label? It would be extremely difficult to have absolute proof that what is in the bottle is exactly what it says it is. Yet you drank it.
Multiply the juice example by everything in your refrigerator. Then multiply it by everything you eat.
You have an incredible amount of faith and that is just eating. You can expand this even further with medications, medical procedures etcetera.
Just driving down the road, you have no idea who is in the other lane coming at you in a heavy object moving at an incredible speed. Yet every day you get behind the wheel and put your life into the hands of masses of people that you do not know.
Have you listened to a traffic report lately? Do you think it is wise to risk your life on the highway?
Unless you relocate to a secluded Island and grow your own food, you are just going to have to have faith.
In Eugene Peterson's Bible Paraphrase The Message it says in Hebrews eleven verse one - "The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It is our handle on what we cannot see."
God calls us to trust Him even though we cannot see Him. We cannot scientifically prove that God exists. We have to use faith in order to believe that He is there.
You cannot prove that there is no God. It takes faith to believe that as well. When I look at something as simple as the way children are born and grow up, I think it takes a whole lot more faith to believe that they are just random accidents and that life just happened without a divine creator.
What it all comes down to is trust. Do you trust yourself well enough to dismiss the notion that there is a God? Do you trust the skeptics and all their arguments? What do you have to gain by placing your faith in the idea that there is no God?
Just a few verses down from the one written above, in Hebrews 11:6, it says "It is impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to please God must believe that He exists and that He cares enough to respond to those who seek Him."
This verse takes faith that much deeper. In order to have the kind of faith that you need to have, you cannot just believe that He is just out "there somewhere". That is pretty easy. You are called to take an even bigger step. You must believe that God cares for you. No matter who you are, what you have done, where you have been, you have to believe that God loves you and that He will respond to you if you seek Him.
Faith is sometimes not easy yet you practice it everyday without even thinking about it. The kind of faith God requires of us can be difficult but it is as the verse says, it is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living.
Seek God. Believe that He loves you unconditionally and wants to have a relationship with you. With this kind of faith, you will never be the same.