But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. – James 1:6
Faith can be delicate. It just doesn’t make sense sometimes. Like a wave it goes up and down and to and fro, we go back and forth between belief and doubts.
Believe it or not, theologians and philosophers have spent lifetimes trying to figure out what “proving something” means. But the faith that God asks us to have is not about proving or not proving. It is about trusting Him because we have a loving relationship.
We don’t have to prove to anyone if we love someone, we just do and we know it. We may show it through our actions and kind deeds, but it’s not like we can prove to anyone else how we feel. We know how we feel, but think about what that really means! We can never prove it to anyone else, but we know.
This is why we go up and down, and to and fro like those waves. We can tell ourselves our faith is in the all-powerful creator of the universe and we don’t have to worry. But perhaps the next moment we wobble a bit because that is a normal part of our emotions.
As we get to know Jesus better, these kind of doubts will get smaller and smaller. We love Him and experience His love, and our trust will grow. Jesus will keep showing us we can rely on him and our faith will get bigger and stronger!