A Senseless Faith

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Faith doesn’t make sense. At least not from the aspect of critical thinking. Have you ever thought about that? It’s being absolutely assured of things on hold and unconditionally convinced of things unseen (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is a spiritual activity that cannot be merely mentally appraised. 


Faith can receive healing without first hearing; can receive salvation without first seeing; can please without first touching (Mark 9:23-25; Hebrews 11:27,6). It is a mother’s best ally. Faith bears the baby, blesses the children, and blankets the little ones from danger (Hebrews 11:11, 20, 23).


But faith doesn’t make sense. It can hear the Voice of One Who can’t be seen and taste the goodness of One Who can’t be consumed (Hebrews 11:17-19; Psalm 34:8). We just can’t wrap our minds around it.


Faith is:

* overcoming, without knowing how (1 John 5:4)

* moving, without knowing where (Hebrews 11:8)

* waiting, without knowing when (Hebrews 11:11).

* surrendering, without knowing why (Hebrews 11:7; Isaiah 55:8).


Faith is:


  • enduring, because you always know the Who (Hebrews 11:27).


Faith is like protection without an awning, provision without an account, and proof without an affidavit.


Faith can be:

  • proclaimed (Romans 1:8)

  • enlarged (2 Thessalonians 1:3).

  • denied (Revelation 2:13)


But can never be:

  • sin (Romans 14:23)



Because faith is always counted as righteousness (Romans 4:5).



Faith that is easily understood is not faith at all

(Hebrews 11:1; 1 Corinthians 2:14).


Paul said that He counts all things as dung in order to gain Christ (Philippians 3:8). Maybe lack of understanding is faith’s best manure.


What seems senseless to you today? Could that be your opportunity to faithe?