I’ve heard some people say they no longer believe in God. They say they’ve lost faith. Well, people can lose faith in other people, or lose faith in themselves. If their belief in God depends on their faith in people, well then, people will be sure to fail you.
So what gives? Should be pin our hopes and faith in people or in God alone? I’d rather pin my hope on God alone; but how does one have faith?
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
In order for us to believe by faith, God reveals himself to us, but not necessarily in ways that are visible to the naked eye. Sometimes, as Christians, we get told that we must simply believe what’s on the written page of the bible. But we also need to realize that the reason why we should believe is because God has revealed something to us personally. God’s revelation is what gives us our source of hope.
Revelation is not an objective thing; it is something that actually happens in your life. Revelation is a concrete knowledge of God. It’s not just an abstract thought. And this is initiated by the sovereign God. So what every Christian needs is a revelation from God.
To believe in God requires that God must reveal something real and personal to us. It must be something that we know for certain. Then, it’s faith.
How does faith start? Faith is started through God’s word of promise, faith will rise up, and grow in strength, then faith becomes something you believe in…like it grabs a hold of something.
Example: It’s like when there’s nothing to grab hold of, it’s like grabbing empty air. Faith also needs something of substance to grab hold of. That something is God’s personal revelation to us, to you and I. In order for God’s promise to be real, God must reveal his words of promise to each of us personally. So that you will have something substantial to grab a hold of and believe. Pray that the Holy Spirit would give us faith to believe in God’s words of Promise.