In John 10:38 it says : “But if I do his work, believe in the evidence of the miraculous works I have done, even if you don’t believe me. Then you will know and understand that the father is in me, and I am in the father.” So, what in the world does that mean you say?
This verse is a little bit confusing at first glance because it is basically telling us to believe even if you don’t believe. How can you believe even if you don’t believe? Well, the simplest example involves Jesus. People who call themselves Christian believe in Jesus, even if they can’t see him or don’t know if he actually exists. They believe that he came down to save us and teach us, then died on the cross to free us from our sins and offer us salvation even if we don’t really have proof of this beyond the bible.
Don’t get me wrong: I consider myself a Christian and believe in these things. But the point I am trying to make is that to believe in things even if you don’t believe requires faith. The definition of faith is simply “to trust”. The definition of Believe is to ‘accept as true’. (Keeping in mind trusting and believing are two completely different things) In order to believe even if you don’t believe you need to be able to trust that that something you don’t believe in is real, if only temporarily. You need to give yourself the chance to trust that it is real or possible, even if you don’t believe it so. Trusting something takes time, and trust is earned, but you can’t trust something until you give yourself the chance to earn your trust.
If you don’t believe in something, you don’t trust it; you dont have faith in it. .But by having faith even when you don’t believe, you are trusting that it may be true even if you are not ‘accepting it as true’. By doing this and allwoing yourself this opportunity in Christ Jesus you are opening yourself to a special kind of love, hope, understanding, healing, comfort and so much more than you can possibly imagine. This can cause a whole bucket full of goodness and change to happen in your life that you may need at times when you are feeling low. It will blow you away if you let it. If you trust it. If you have faith in it. So that you can believe even if you don’t believe.
I hope this makes some sense!! What are your thoughts?? Reactions??? How will you try and believe even if you don’t believe this week???? If you have any additional questions or comments, feel free to put them in the comments below!
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of life.