I have to believe that you are who the Word says you are, for, if I don’t, then what do I believe in? If you didn’t send Jesus, then I, we, have no Savior. If you don’t heal, then there is no hope for a miracle. If you don’t deliver, then all we can do is fall. If you don’t listen to us, then we are all just talking in an empty room.
God, I believe you are there sometimes simply because I have to. That probably isn’t the best way to describe why I believe the way I do, but what other choice do I have but to have faith that you hear us, you know us, you will help us?
I believe because if I don’t then when the wave of difficulties hits, we have nothing to push it away if we don’t have your name.
I believe because when attacks bang at our doors, we have nothing to keep them outside if we can’t cry out to you to bar the entrance.
I believe because when the storms of life come, which they always do, we will have no ship to carry us to safety, no way to walk on the water, if we can’t look into Jesus’ eyes and have him tell us, in that sweet and perfect voice, to trust him and come forth.
So, you see God, I have no choice but to believe. This world is too dark and too hateful for me not to trust that there is light and love, that prayers have power and that your Son did, in fact, die for each and every one of us. I have to believe because without you we have nothing, you are the only light in the midst of the deepest darkness.
You, Lord, are the one thing worth truly believing in, worth giving everything we have for, worth trusting our entire lives to.
So, because of this, I believe, I simply can’t afford not to.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6