Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen;
it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
(Hebrews 11:1 NLT)
Everything you want to believe keeps getting tangled up in your thoughts. One minute you know for sure, the next it seems so far away. You pray and it sounds like you are talking to yourself. There is no assurance on the other end that anyone is listening, that anyone cares.
One day, faith is so easy, the next it is like believing in the tooth fairy. You search for answers; reassurance. You pray; you plea; you shout for the truth; nothing happens. You grow weary; frustrated; angry; defeated. You give up for the moment. You go on with your life, but the unrest, the gnawing thought that you are not what you can be is ever-present.
The unrest continues. The questions inside give you no rest. You are tired of searching for answers. You need peace in your life. Something needs to be resolved. You need to know what you want to believe is true.
The scenario above affects all of us in some way on any given day. For believers, it is the struggle to walk with Christ. For the non-believer, it is the struggle to find completeness in Christ. For both, it is about faith.
Faith is believing in what you cannot see with your eyes, but knowing in your heart to be true. Faith is what brings you to a decision for Christ. Faith is what enables you to walk with Christ. In reference to the world, faith in Christ makes no sense. In reference to eternity, faith in Christ makes every sense.