So much of the Christian life revolves around faith. Faith is how we are brought into a right relationship with God. (Rom 4:5) Faith in Jesus is how we are given eternal life. (John 3:16) Faith underlies and empowers all good works. (Heb 11)

Faith isn’t an irrational feeling, but a reasoned trust in another person. When we trust a doctor’s diagnosis because of their expertise or let a friend borrow something valuable from us because of their past reliability or follow the instructions of a police officer because of their authority, we are exercising faith. Life would be impossible (and deeply irrational) without hundreds of little acts of faith every day.

Faith is an everyday reality for everyone. But that doesn’t mean faith in Jesus always comes naturally for Christians. Sometimes we find ourselves saying “I believe, help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Even in these times, we can trust to the mercy of God to use even a mustard seed of faith to work salvation.

Ed

Blind faith?

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