Some days, we go through feeling God’s presence like He’s got His right hand on our shoulder. But sometimes, we have days when we feel distant from Him, even though we may be longing for Him and want Him to show us He’s there. What about those days that we have a hard time finding Him at all?
Those are days God wants us to show Him our faith.
The definition of faith is a:
1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something
2. strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof
How easy it would be to believe day in and day out if we witnessed a pillar of fire from heaven, or the parting of the seas, or the raining of mana, or miraculous healings! How easy it would be to believe if God was constantly in front of us, making our path flawless and never allowing everything to go wrong.
But God wants (and needs) to see our faith. It is a key factor in our relationship with Him. He expects us to stay true to Him through the highs and the lows, always seeking Him – through the days we feel Him constantly, and the days He seems distant.
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) says
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Hebrews 11:3 says
“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
Hebrews 11:6 says
“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.”
Romans 1:17 (NLV) says
“This Good News tells us how God makes us right in His sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, ‘It is through faith that a righteous person has life.'”