By: Robby Gallaty– Has this thought ever crossed your mind? If I had been in the boat with the disciples, I would have believed too. It’s so much easier to trust Jesus when you can see Him walking on the waves toward you with your own eyes. We’re good at feeling the pressure from the wind and the swell of the waves underneath our boats. We can hear our planks creaking and see our masts swaying too heavily. It’s harder to trust Jesus, whom we can’t see.
Consider what the writer of Hebrews said about faith without sight:
Faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.
The author of Hebrews tells us that faith isn’t what we have in spite of a lack of evidence. Faith is what we have in lieu of needing evidence at all.
Our faith is our evidence. People who are called by Jesus’ name have experienced His saving grace at some point. They’re filled with the Holy Spirit, who guides, corrects, and counsels them. They’re driven by a thirst for the Word of God.
When faith seems hard, remember that you can still see Him; you can see Him at work in your life. You can still hear Him; you can hear His voice through His Word. “Those who believe without seeing are blessed” (John 20:29), Jesus said.
Excerpted from Robby Gallaty, Knowing Jesus Bible Study. © 2016 LifeWay Press. Used by permission.
Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. He is also the author of Unashamed: Taking a Radical Stand for Christ, Creating an Atmosphere to HEAR God Speak, and Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples.