Is Knowing Enough? Some people are hesitant to trust in God. Their reasoning is usually because they have never seen or met God in person. So that brings up the big question. Is knowing enough to build your faith in God? Growing up, I often wondered the same question. I would have thoughts of doubt that would sneak into my mind and make me wonder if everything I believe is true. I know now that those thoughts are of the enemy and we must have a strong faith.
Being a Christian isn’t easy. It has it’s difficult moments. But the most important part of being a Christian is having that faith. Having faith and knowing that God will take care of you and that He will provide. It is part of what makes us strong.
But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:6 ESV
Being a Christian without faith is like being tossed around the sea. When you think of a strong, sturdy surface, the sea is not the first thing that comes to mind. Sure, a sea can be strong in its chaos and uncertainty but that is what the sea is. Chaotic and uncertain. If we have a faith like the sea, we will have a chaotic and uncertain life. This doesn’t mean that you have to have the strongest faith in the world either. For Jesus tells us in Matthew, that we can have a faith as small as a mustard seed.
He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’ Matthew 17:20 NIV
All god asks of us is to have faith in Him. So, when I think about the idea of knowing God if I have never seen Him, I think back to my own faith. I know that I struggle in life. I am not perfect by any means. However, having faith even when you cannot see is one of the greatest things in life you can strive to have.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV