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Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)

You’ve heard the term, “Seeing is believing.” Oh really? Think about the definition of believing:

to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully[1].

As humans, we have a tough time putting our trust in other people completely and believing in them. We seem to have more trust in inanimate objects such as money, cars, food and so on. Think about the people you do trust the most. Why do you? There must have been a pattern of trust set in development of your relationship with them.

Why do we have such a hard time trusting God and truly believing what he says? I believe it has to do with our relationship with God. The Bible shows that the things that God said he would do, he has done. He has been faithful. He is still doing wonderful things today. To increase our belief of God, we need to trust him more. One way to do this is to thank God for what he has done and to thank him ahead of his action in response to our prayers trusting and believing that he will do the right thing.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for what you have planned for me today. I pray that I will believe your hand is at work in my life and I trust you with what you have set before me. Amen

Faith tip: In praying today, thank God first for what he will do in your request.

  [1] believe. (n.d.). Unabridged. Retrieved November 18, 2010, from website:

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