For several months, I have seen many postings online challenging faith and even the words “believe and belief”. The statements werewolf that by the mere fact of believing something, we cannot alter reality. The authors likened believing to an “each his own” mentality and that one person’s beliefs can neither prove or disprove another’s.
In response to those who have decided that faith in something that can not be proven, such as a higher power or in a certain theology or system of belief, is for the weak minded, I can only say this; I have my story. I know where I have been. I have seen the Hand of Providence do things that cannot be explained away by mere chance, and I know in my heart that there are reasons behind it. Do I have scientific proof? No. But what I have is greater than physical proof. I have seen with my own eyes circumstances change and the unexplainable happen. This is not second or third hand information, but things I have known from my own experiences. Now some will call me crazy. A man who is clinging to some outdated spiritual hogwash that needs to go the way of the dodo. I am fine with them saying that. But do not discount my beliefs and experiences because they do not line up with your own. I believe what I believe for good reason. I believe not only because it was passed down to me from generations before. I believe not only because it is written in a very old and yes, sometimes hard to understand yet life-changing book. I believe not only because I had an “experience” as a young man and was spiritually reborn. These alone are good reasons to believe. However, I believe mostly because I have seen the hand of God at work in ways that no argument, no matter how seemingly rational and well stated, will ever be able to take away what I have witnessed with my own eyes. If believing is illogical and irrational, then so be it. I still believe.