It is hard when we breakdown our faith to an intellectual exercise of what we know. Knowing what we believe is important, but it is not the only thing that our faith should consist of. Our heart and head need to work together. We still believe in a God that we cannot see because we feel His love. Our faith is not blind, for we are called to experience the awesomeness of our God through His Holy Spirit working in our lives, our church, our community, and our world.
Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. “
We know our faith is true because of the experience of the Holy Spirit revealing to us the truthfulness of the story of the Gospel. God is at work in the world. He is moving, His Spirit is alive and active, we can see it in His created order (divine nature) and we see how everything in this world is kept in perfect running order (eternal power).
Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
There is a reason why the seasons come when they do, why the sun rises and sets in perfect order, and how all 34 trillion cells in our body work together. These things, and a million more, show that there is not only a created order but that order is held perfectly by a higher power. God is evident in the world around us, even to the unbeliever.
So, we are called to find out what the Lord is already doing and join Him there. We do not go anywhere He has not already been. We are to tell others of the Creator God, His Kingly Son, and the powerful moving of the Holy Spirit. That this Triune Godhead is the reason for all the things that work in perfect order, why there is good in the midst of such suffering, and He will continue to exist and act and move and reign despite our belief or not in Him.
So, when it is hard remember the promises of God and His Word. Be reassured again in our prayers how much Jesus loves us and how He has called us to be part of His family. Ask the Holy Spirit to once again to reveal Himself to us in real and tangible ways. God will make Himself known to us when we truly call out to Him. He is a God that wants us to know Him and to know the love He has for us. Experience that love, even in times of hardship and doubt, and we will be reminded of God’s goodness and be able to tell others.