Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. -Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

Look back at your own experience and you will find that until you learned who Jesus really was, you were a skillful skeptic about His power. -Oswald Chambers

How can anyone believe in God, in a world full of evil? If God were real, we’d only have fluffy bunnies and goodness and light everywhere, right?

There are disasters, crimes, and atrocities people can rattle of as evidence of His nonexistence. Some just had traumatic experiences with poor witnesses of His servants. Some just can’t surrender to a God whose actions and world don’t fit their worldview.

Like many around me, I was the perfect skeptic. My doubt in a God who didn’t act like my idea of a good person meant He wasn’t real. What I could see or touch was real.

Until God decided it was time I woke up. And once I was unplugged from the Matrix, there was no going back. I now had sight beyond sight: I had faith.

We believers walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7). How else can we believe in someone we’ve never met, yet died for us and forever changed our hearts and lives once we received Him?

And when we live like this, we feel Him in our lives. We see Him permeate all things in this world. We finally get it because we have a spiritual awareness the godless don’t.

Once Jesus touches our hard hearts and spiritually fills us, we go from expert skeptics to passionate believers… and He becomes our stairway to heaven. Thank you, Lord!

Today’s soundtrack

TobyMac’s “Feel It” tells it like it is: you only know God through the evidence of feeling Him.

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