Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1
Biblical faith is not amorphous. We don’t believe in Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy—they have no substance or reality to them. Faith believes in the character and the promises of a very real God. We demonstrate our faith by acting on His Word.
Have you ever turned on your radio to listen to the traffic reports? We believe these reports because someone is up in a helicopter and can see much more from the air than we can from the ground. He has a different perspective than we have. We demonstrate our trust in his word by taking a different route to our destination when he tells us about a traffic jam ahead of us.
Doppler radar makes weather patterns visible, enabling meteorologists to see something that’s invisible to the eye. Doppler radar provides a measure of safety, especially at airports, where wind shears could make the ride pretty rough for planes about to take off or land.
In the spiritual realm, we’re limited in our perspective. We can’t see what’s happening in that realm unless we believe God, who is not limited by the five senses.
Remember, if all you see is what you see, then you have not seen all there is to see. In other words, if all you see about your life and surrounding circumstances is what you can see and discern, then you’re negating the larger part of the equation—what is happening behind the scenes in the spiritual realm.