Some people say they don’t believe in faith. “Faith is for the simple-minded,” they say. “I’m a person who believes in facts. I don’t live by fiction. I’m someone who thinks that you must see it to believe it. I don’t apply faith anywhere in my life. Faith is for fools.”
In reality, we apply faith in our lives all the time. When you go into a restaurant, sit down, order, and eat the food they put in front of you, you exercise faith. You don’t know who made it. You don’t know what they were doing in the kitchen. But you pick up your fork and start eating. You have faith they are following health standards and preparing your food properly.
How about when you go to the doctor? You’re told you need surgery, so you make the appointment and let them do the surgery. You have faith in what the doctor says. And when you go to the pharmacy, you’re trusting the pharmacist will put the right pills into the right bottle.
Though you may know little about aerodynamics, when you board a 747 you trust that somehow that plane will get into the air and take you safely to your destination. You’re also applying faith toward the people in the cockpit who are flying that beast.
So don’t tell me that you don’t use faith. You put your faith in pilots and doctors and chefs and pharmacists. You use faith every day. Hebrews 11:3 tells us, “By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen” (NLT).
Jesus said, “Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22 NLT). The object of our faith is God Almighty. Have faith in God.