August 6

Written by Bill Grandi on August 6th, 2019

My title for this devotion is Blind Faith vs. Faith in the Unseen.

I know there are people who struggle to have faith. They are pragmatic in their approach. Like Thomas they won’t believe unless they see. Unless they see something tangible, or unless they can touch it, they find it hard to believe.

There are also those who have blind faith. Like someone who dives off a cliff or a rock into a body of water without first checking out the danger, they leap. They leap into the unknown and call it faith. I prefer to call that blind faith. It is my contention that an uninformed step is not really faith at all.

There are also those who cannot see yet believe. I’d like to think I’m in this camp. I have not seen God and yet I believe. I have not physically touched God and yet I believe He exists. I’m certainly far from an expert in all of this and being able to logically and adequately convey my thoughts is not a strong suit of mine. But I am aware that God is bigger than I can imagine and He owes me nothing. Even though He wants my praise, He does not depend on it. He is totally capable of being God without my approval.

Solomon’s prayer of dedication sums it up well. “Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house I have built.” (2 Chron.6:18) God is so much more than I can think or imagine. He cannot be contained by a building or in a building. His presence and power is endless. His existence is far beyond my understanding. But I believe. That is not a blind faith. It is a faith rooted in truth. It is rooted in having “seen” Him. I’ll stand with the person who said, “Because God is great, He will be sought; because God is good, He will be found.”

“Father, You have made yourself known. Not by sight or touch, but by actions. My trust is not a giant leap into the unknown. It is a step into proven waters. May my faith continue to grow.”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    Faith is a tough subject for many.
    I am analytical, skeptical, and opinionated. Yet, I have recognized there must be more to the existence of Life than Living 70, 80, 90, 100 years… and then nothing.

    Maybe it is my desire for immortality that drives that belief, but I see so much more.

    The evidence of an intelligent designer in nature, in space, in biology, in geology… this cannot be ignored.

    The evidence of change in people who have given their lives to Christ. —not that they (I) are (am) perfect, but there is a change.

    All this said… It isn’t a blind faith in the unknown. It is a calculated faith that is based on the evidence that has been presented. It is based on a belief in something that IS BIGGER… IS UNCONTAINABLE… IS IMMEASURABLE…
    IS GOD!

    Great post this morning, got my blood going!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I can tell it got your blood pumping. 🙂 Glad I was able to stir some thoughts. Your intelligence is far beyond mine and i admire your analytical ability. I’ll hide behind you if anyone takes shots. LOL thanks Ryan for your input.

  2. Amen, Bill! Our faith isn’t blind, but trusts in the One who cannot be contained by any earthly measure. Thanks for resending the link and explaining the problem. Maybe I can fix that myself if it happens again.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      You are right Martha. It is not blind. No problem about resending it. Glad you brought it to my attention. I wonder if others are having that same issue.