From the beginning, we believed in that which we did not see, God. We didn’t know or understand the science or math behind it. We couldn’t read the stars to know what they held. We didn’t understand how things came to be. And we did not question the existence of our God. Even though we couldn’t see Him.
Because of faith, we’ve been given many blessings.
Because of our faith, God has given us many things which we can look at and enjoy, all of which should remind us of His presence. It should remind us also of our past and future. It all builds on itself, including God’s beauty. He’s constantly resculpting us through earthquakes, floods, and volcanoes and more intimate tragedies. And while we don’t like these disruptions, when they’re all done we celebrate the beauty of what was left behind.
Unfortunately, we are human. We question our own abilities. We ponder why we exist. Some even ask the question about why they are born. We worry about what will be tomorrow, next week and next month. Depression and anxiety are overwhelming. Drug and alcohol abuse creep into our lives to take control. Why? Because you stopped believing that God has a plan and your part of it. You stopped believing in yourself and your ability to make a difference. You stop believing.
And why do you stop believing? Why do some days lack faith? Because of fear. At first it’s fear that you’ll screw up and someone will notice you. Then it becomes fear that no one will notice. You lose your own personal belief in yourself and you become afraid, you’ve lost your faith.
But faith is all that you need. The power to believe in someone, in yourself, in God. God rejoices when, in faith, we take chances. He rewards us for our actions. He celebrates the little things you do that we all so frequently miss.
Abraham believed before there would be a cross. He believed without see God. He never look for Him in the tabernacles or schools or shopping centers. No, he met God where he was just as God continues to meet us where we are, 24×7, rain, sleet, or hail.