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How can I trust and commit to something I can’t touch, see or hear?

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29

We trust in things we don’t touch or see all the time. The government. Oxygen. The financial system. Friends and relatives who live far away. The earth’s rotation. We trust history but we weren’t there when the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Trusting God is not a blind faith. We’re not jumping out of a plane without a parachute and hoping the wind will pick us up. We have history, eyewitness accounts, the Bible, creation, our hearts and the testimonies of friends to encourage our trust of God.

While Thomas doubted that Jesus resurrected, he believed once Jesus showed up in the flesh. Jesus responded with John 20:29 (above) then indicated that those of us who trust without seeing will be doubly blessed. Think of it – we have more faith than the apostles!

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Faith requires assurance and certainty. Only then can you commit. But you don’t have to see to believe.

You have to see to believe.